[mythtv-users] Sluggish Video

mike at grounded.net mike at grounded.net
Wed Dec 1 01:43:23 UTC 2010

> How about taking a step back.  Let's see if the problem is the source,
> or MythTV.  Try "cat /dev/video0 > testfile", let it go for several
> seconds, then hit Ctrl-C to stop it.  Then try playing the resulting
> file with mplayer or VLC or whatever.

The video looked ok but there was no audio. Guessing mplayer didn't have the right audio device configured.
Using movie player, I was prompted for mpeg-2 video decoder and mpeg-1 audio decoder. 
Should I spend more time on this test or move on?

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