[mythtv-users] Bluray/m2ts high bitrate and resolution tips

Nick F nikos.f at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 21:37:48 UTC 2010

On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 3:13 PM, Greg Oliver <oliver.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just got a bluray drive for my backend, and also have a a lot of
> camcorder files in the same format.  I have been trying unsuccessfully
> to make the playback smoother, so wanted to see what others are doing
> - other tnan transcoding  :)
> The required network peaks at about a constant 45 mb/s for my
> camcorder files, and the bd movies I have copied off seem to max at
> 42, although the raw content is 36, so the IP and Myth overhead.
> My main issue is seeking.  To a remote frontend (revo 1600) it is
> almost unplayable if I try and seek.  I can literally wait about a
> minute for a seek to complete.   I just had a thought to build a seek
> table for these, so I will try that.  On the machine it is stored on,
> it is quite a bit better, but it is a beefy machine, so I would expect
> it to be very good.  Reading about the HD Ringbuffer size makes me
> think it is irrelevant in regards to this, and changing it seems to
> not make a difference.

I don't have any issues playing back m2ts files from my bluray discs.
I have a GigE network and play back on ION frontends / vdpau.  With
the files I have issues with a quick seek table rebuild normally cures
things.  mythcommflag --video XXXX.m2ts

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