[mythtv-users] Video files start playing then freeze [NOT EXACTLY SOLVED]

belcampo belcampo at zonnet.nl
Sun Nov 1 09:52:03 UTC 2009

Travis Tabbal wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 10:38 AM, Dave M G <martin at autotelic.com 
> <mailto:martin at autotelic.com>> wrote:
>     Travis,
>     Thanks for responding.
>     I haven't exactly solved the issue, but I've worked around it.
>     First, I found that I could play video in Mplayer outside of MythTV, so
>     it seems the problem is with MythTV + Mplayer.
>     I ran mythfrontend from the command line, and that way caught some error
>     messages. There was something about PulseAudio having a bug that causes
>     pausing in Media Player.
>     I looked it up on the web, and it seemed like it was it supposed to be
>     fixed, but I guess not in my case.
>     I also found out that I could change the default media player, and I
>     selected to use "Internal".
> Interesting. I've been noticing pauses when the server gets loaded even 
> a little. Is there a way to increase the buffer size for the internal 
> player? The media is streamed over NFS. Increasing the buffer size for 
> mplayer helped a lot in the past. The network is gigabit, the server is 
> quite fast, and the frontends are quick with enough RAM for a large buffer.
At nfs-server side add
echo 1048576 > /proc/fs/nfsd/max_block_size
to you startup script
mount it on mythfrontend WITHOUT rsize and wsize in your fstab, server 
and client will negotiate what max buffer size is possible
Check with 'less /proc/mounts' if rsize and wsize are 1048576.
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