[mythtv-users] NVP: prebuffering pause -- what does it mean, really?

Willy Boyd willyboyd at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 19:26:28 UTC 2007

You could be on to something.  I think I'm using cpuspeed by default
(FC6 set it up that way I guess).  Maybe after a time period it
throttles down thinking it can to reduce power, and this messes up the
playback?  Something to try this weekend!  Thanks!

On 3/16/07, James Armstrong <james at thearmstrongs.org> wrote:
> On 3/16/2007 1:44 PM, Willy Boyd wrote:
> > I'm just looking to understand this one.  At first I was going to post
> > this to the -dev list, but figured I'd start here.  I'm hoping to get
> > a better understanding of what the NVP: prebuffering pause message
> > really means.
> >
> > Through trial and error, and lots of searching, I've reduced my issue
> > significantly.  What started as video freezing very frequently,
> > accompanied by prebuffering pause and "WriteAudio: buffer underrun"
> > messages, is now only happening sometimes once per couple hours.  VERY
> >
> Something that would cause these (happened more than once for me) was
> the cpu (pentium 4 hyperthreading) overheating and linux would throttle
> down. At that point I would get prebuffer pauses. Used to drive me nuts
> until I would remember from the previous time. That and using NFS share
> to play vids instead of myth protocol.
> - James
> _______________________________________________
> mythtv-users mailing list
> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> http://mythtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/mythtv-users

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list