[mythtv-users] HDHomerun + view SD of Remote BE

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Thu Sep 27 02:55:26 UTC 2007

Matt Emmott wrote:
> On 9/25/07, Mitch Gore <mitchell.gore at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I just noticed I have an issue when recording a HD channel off my
>> HDHomeRun and viewing a SD recording off my remote frontend.
>> The funny thing is that I can be recording 2 HD shows just fine.  But with
>> 1 HD recording and trying to view 1 SD i get prebuffering errors so bad
>> mythfrontend just goes back to the recording list.
>> You would think a HD stream being recorded would take more bandwidth than
>> a SD streamed.  You would also think that 100m Full would be enough for all
>> three to occur.
>> I checked my dmesg and it reports the NIC as connecting a 100full.
>> Any ideas?
>> Thanks,
>> Mitchell
> Maybe something on your backend is killing the CPU and you only notice it
> when viewing SD (since 'recording' HD doesn't use much CPU; it just pipes to
> disk). What does Top on the backend tell you?
You might want to check whether you have DMA enabled on the hard drive(s).

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