[mythtv-users] Extra choppy streaming

William Munson munson.invivo at gmail.com
Sun Nov 25 21:46:43 UTC 2007

Jose Bernardo Silva wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to set up a living room frontend  - it's a advent DHE-500
> media centre pc with 1,5GB RAM, a P4 2.8GHz, 180GB HD, a ATI X300 low
> profile card, and (unused yet) TT2300C DVB-C + analog capture card.
> The network is 802.11g, with a RT2500 PCI adapter on the media centre,
> and a linksys WRT54GL AP running DD-Wrt. The backend is working
> perfectly, and is connected by ethernet cable to the WRT.
> The problem is that, even though I can watch movies over NFS shares
> without problems, trying to watch live TV or even recordings is
> extremely choppy, showing a frame per second or less. What can I do
> to, at least, watch recorded TV without hiccups? As I wrote, I can
> watch movies over NFS without any problem, so even a script to convert
> transcoded programs and to place them in a subdir of my movies shared
> dir might be enough, but it would be better to be able to watch live
> tv - after all, the bandwith shouldn't be that much more than for
> watching DVDs or divx encoded movies.
> Any hints?
As a test you could try running a Ethernet connection between the 
systems. I have found that wireless does not handle dvb generated video 
well as it does not have the latency required.


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