[mythtv-users] Long delays with remote occasionally

Josh Mastronarde jmastron at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 05:06:06 UTC 2009

On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 4:02 PM, lj <larry at foxgulch.com> wrote:
> Hello Josh,
> This is what I scooped up in the run you requested above.
> 2009-03-29 16:45:35.034 Input #0, mpegts, from
> '/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/1231_20090329163000.mpg':
> 2009-03-29 16:45:36.023 Input #0, mpegts, from
> '/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/1231_20090329163000.mpg':
> 2009-03-29 16:45:36.882 Input #0, mpeg, from
> '/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/2182_20090329070000.mpg':
> 2009-03-29 16:45:42.972 Input #0, mpeg, from
> '/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/2182_20090329070000.mpg':
> 2009-03-29 16:47:14.861 Input #0, mpeg, from
> '/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/2182_20090329070000.mpg':
> 2009-03-29 16:47:15.392 Input #0, mpeg, from
> '/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/2182_20090329070000.mpg':
> 2009-03-29 16:47:16.392 Input #0, mpeg, from
> '/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/2182_20090329070000.mpg':
> The way I interpret this is that when I first started the frontend, one
> of my ATSC tuner cards was recording our local ABC channel 23.1 and the
> preview was showing in the tiny preview window.  Then I asked for a
> reply of Dish Channel 182 (Might be History channel from source 2... I
> can't recall).  So the ATSC recordings replayed with mpegts   and the
> HVR1600 svideo mpeg encoder with mpeg.   I'm not sure this helps but
> there it is.

It still looks like the same issue -- can you disable "Display live
preview of recordings" in screen 4 of "Setup..TV Settings..Playback"
temporarily?  I'd really be interested to see if viewing *only* an
mpegps (HVR1600 in your case) recording in a mythfrontend run showed
one or multiple "Input #" lines.

> Also in a possibly related thread,  I think I have a possible fix in
> that I changed my playback profile to "High Quality" from "CPU ++".  I
> haven't experienced any  "accumulative ir remote button press" delays
> since.  I'm crossing my fingers!

Could be, but it may just be masking the real issue (since from the
log above, you're still getting the continuous probing); you may just
see it less often (guaranteed to always be when the wife is watching
something, I've found :-), or it may reappear when you make some other
seemingly-unrelated change.

> lj at mythtv:~$ mythfrontend --version
> Please include all output in bug reports.
> MythTV Version   : 20282

I checked out and built that version with the patch applied -- do you
have a file matching:
/usr/lib/libmythavformat-0.21.so.0.21.0?  Or /usr/local/lib/<same>?
Or anything close?

If you'd like, I can send you by private email this file with the
patch (it's 693KB); you might be able to drop it in and test it out.
Let me know.


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