[mythtv-users] PVR-500 Audio glitching

Thomas Fjellstrom tfjellstrom at shaw.ca
Fri Nov 7 04:51:58 UTC 2008

On Thursday 06 November 2008, Norm Dugas wrote:
> I'm not really sure how to describe the issue I'm seeing (hearing) other
> than to call it audio glitching.  I thought I'd ask here to see if
> anyone else has experienced this with a PVR-500.  The best way I could
> describe it is that while audio is playing, you sometimes hear some
> strange squealing.  It's like the audio speeds up for a moment but not
> really.  At first, I thought it was the audio on my FE but when I heard
> the same sound at the same spots on a 2nd FE, I was sure it was the
> source.  Next, I listened to the raw recording (pulled it out using
> Nuvexport) and it was there too.  I've gone through the mythbackend logs
> and any other log I can think of but I don't see any errors.  What's
> interesting is that it's not consistent.  Maybe it's tied to one of the
> tuners?  How can I tell which tuner recorded a program?
> Backend:
> Asus P5LD2 Deluxe
> Intel Pentium D (don't remember which but each core is at 2.8 G)
> 2 Gig memory
> Hauppauge PVR-500
> 2x Samsung 1T SATA drives
> 4x Seagate 420G ATA drives
> Running Mythbuntu 8.04

While I don't have a pvr500, I do have two 150s, and it should at least be 
similar hardware. What I have noticed is audio and video glitching due to some 
unforeseen motherboard or other hardware issue. Its fairly rare though so I 
haven't bothered to fix it yet.

> Thanks,
> Norm
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Thomas Fjellstrom
tfjellstrom at shaw.ca

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