[mythtv-users] Upgraded to .21 having some problems..

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Dec 15 03:01:50 UTC 2008

On Dec 14, 2008, at 6:53 PM, Noah Markon wrote:

> Hello..
> I just upgraded to Ubuntu 8.10 to get the Myth .21 and everything
> seems to working ok, but I'm having a couple issues with some things.
> One of reasons I finally upgraded was to play some 264  files I
> encoded using Handbrake. Before the files would not play at all, just
> a black screen then kick back out to the video selection. Now some
> play, however the others play but skip every second or two. The logs
> give me the dreaded "Prebuffering Pause."  Normally I get this message
> when my CPU is maxed, however during playback my CPU usage doesn't get
> above 50%...

Have you checked top to see if you have enough CPU to play back the  
file? You may be just on the brink of being able to play and some  
bitrates work while others don't. Also, you should build a seektable  
with mythcommflag --video filename which may just solve all your  
playback issues.


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