[mythtv-users] Low-info picture leads to audio breakup

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Fri Oct 10 10:40:57 UTC 2008

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 10/09/2008 04:35 AM, Paul Gardiner wrote:
>> Anyone else seen this: most of the time playback on my FE is
>> perfect, but every time the picture fades to black, or blooms
>> to white, the audio stutters.
> You /need/ to (or, put more generally, /everyone/ should) enable:
> Extra audio buffering
> Enable this setting if MythTV is playing "crackly" audio and you are 
> using hardware encoding. This setting will have no effect on MPEG-4 or 
> RTJPEG video. MythTV will keep extra audio data in its internal buffers 
> to workaround this bug.

Brilliant, thanks! That indeed works. Do you have any idea of the
nature of the bug?  Just interested.

> Note, also, that this setting is on by default, so someone has disabled 
> it on your system...  :)

I'm sure I didn't touch it. Maybe it's set by Minimyth. I'll ask the


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