[mythtv-users] Weird playback issue/problem....

Bruce Nordstrand brucen at ksl.com.au
Thu Jan 3 15:26:41 UTC 2008

Bruce Nordstrand wrote:
> Howdy again
> My MythBuntu 7.10 install is going great guns and performing well in all 
> aspects but one. I am using the Trunk install due to all the cool 
> features (like back to back recordings working properly etc) but must 
> have something setup wrong.
> All of my recordings are perfect, no issue with the quality of the 
> recording. I know this because I can stream programs via MythWeb from 
> the backend to another machine and they play perfectly. However, when I 
> play them on the same machine they were recorded on (it is a combined 
> backend/frontend) the recordings will pause at random intervals - 
> sometime short (under 1 sec), sometimes longer (10-30 secs). They will 
> do this whether the machine is recording something or not. What will 
> also happen at times is that after the pause. the video/audio will jump 
> a few seconds like the file is still going underneath the pause. I have 
> tried various playback settings under the new screen but am totally 
> confused by the jumbled options. Prior to going to Trunk I was with the 
> standard, run-of-the-mill 020 install that comes with MythBuntu. I had 
> this playing recordings smooth as a baby's bottom after installing the 
> latest nVidia drivers via Envy. But it all turned pear shaped when I 
> upgraded for all the cool features (which actually benefit my situation)
> Has anyone experienced the same issues, be it with Trunk or MythBuntu? 
> Any suggestions? And is there *something* on this new fangled playback 
> screen (the one with interlacing etc). I have searched, read and still 
> don't understand as I could not find any concrete examples.
> Any and all help would be very much appreciated....WAF level is dropping 
> and I am banned from building another machine for at least 6 months (I 
> got her down from 12 months!!)
> Cheers
> Bruce
Well, I have been playing around with the playback settings ans have 
found that libmpeg??? seems to work without pausing/jumping or anything 
else. For now I will leave it at that and not play with it anymore. All 
that is left to do is to get the screen right by playing with overscan, 
currently the picture is too big for my PAL CRT TV.

Anyone know how to get nvidia-settings running over SSH?


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