[mythtv-users] HD playback is jumpy

Ronald Frazier ron at ronfrazier.net
Sat Apr 26 11:48:11 UTC 2008

>  I remember someone posting here some setting that fixed it, but couldn't
> find it. Does anyone know how to fix this? I get about 3 seconds of play,
> then a freeze for about 0.5 seconds then another 3 seconds of play.

Does it happen for stuff that is already finished recording? I had
that same symptom, but it only happened if I watched livetv or a
recording in progress. I switched myth to use the "Always stream from
the backend" setting in myth and it seemed to have fixed that problem.

However, it seems that since I enabled that, I have been having more
problems where myth occasionally just hangs at a black screen for
30-60 second while trying to start playback on a recording, or when
changing channels in live tv. It could just be coincidence, but I
finally turned that setting back off last night to see if it fixes it.


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