[mythtv-users] playback of HD recording stuttering

Travis Tabbal travis at tabbal.net
Wed Dec 16 17:05:05 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 9:51 AM, lee <lee at yun.yagibdah.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> how comes that the playback of a HD recording in mythfrontend is
> stuttering? Other players like mplayer and vlc play the same file just
> fine. But playing it from within mythfrontend, it's like the video is
> moving backwards a few frames all the time while playing forward.
> Mythfrontend is supposed to use VDPAU already, and I'm pretty sure the
> other players use that by default.
> BTW, how do you export a recording other than creating a DVD? And can
> I put something recorded in HD on a DVD just like other recordings, or
> will the resolution be reduced? How does mythfrontend deal with
> recordings that don't fit onto a single DVD? That HD recording is 10GB.

Did you check the mythfrontend.log to see if it really is using VDPAU?

For exporting recordings, there is the script that renames the files to a
more human-friendly format. That might work for you. Then you could just
copy the video file you want.
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