[mythtv-users] Solved! -- What's the best way to restore a crashed MythTV 0.21 ?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Nov 30 18:28:57 UTC 2009

On 11/30/2009 01:18 PM, Andrew Junev wrote:
>>> Any ideas why I get no video while playing back something that is
>>> already recorded?
>> Playback profile problems?  Or video driver installation problems.  
>> Almost definitely unrelated to database.  (Though, if your hostname 
>> changed, it may just be that you're not using the settings you 
>> previously configured for that host and stored in the database, so 
>> you're getting all defaults--including the 
>> poor-choice-of-playback-profile-group, CPU+.)
> Ohh, bingo! Somehow I had CPU++ set in the profile. I changed that
> to CPU+ and video seem to work fine now, including all previously
> recorded programs!
> I didn't check it with mplayer though, as I don't remember for sure
> which videos weren't played back properly by mplayer... (ooops!) :)
> Will check it later, as I'll be watching some movies from my archive.
> Thanks a lot for your help!!!
> P.S. Are there any recommendations on the Playback Profile settings
> for an i915G integrated graphics with a 3-GHz Dual-Core Pentium CPU?

I highly recommend Slim as the playback profile group for anyone who's 
just starting.  Those with sufficiently-powerful frontends can play with 
Normal or High Quality.  But, if you get playback issues when doing so, 
switch back to Slim.

CPU++, CPU+ and CPU-- are almost never good choices.


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