[mythtv-users] Am I running out of bandwitdth?

Bill Chmura Bill at Explosivo.com
Wed Feb 7 15:58:29 UTC 2007

On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 15:38:05 +0000
David Campbell <dave at cpfc.org> wrote:

> I use MythVideo for streaming Mpegs, and DVD ISO's from NFS to my mythbox.
> Sometimes the playback stutters.  There is nothing to suggest that the 
> mythfrontend is running out of cpu (it's an AMD XP 3200) so I am 
> wondering if badwisth is the issue:
> My mythbox is connected over 802g via an ethernet bridge  - I get about 
> 1.5 MB/sec (12 Mbit/sec) reading from NFS.  Surely this is enough 
> bandwidth even for DVDs?
> is there any value in experimenting with using Xine as the engine?

Can you temporarily hard wire it to see if playback issues go away?  

I would guess that the problem is not the cpu either (could be though, something running suddenly), but the delivery of data to the box.  NFS should be quick enough, so I think you are right in that its either the network, or something is running occasionally that is dinging the back end or front end enough to make the data transfer lag...

You could also try running another utility to view the iso over the link to see if it happens there also.

Could also be interference with the wifi...  Something causing it to go goofy for a second...

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