[mythtv-users] git 0.24 fixes broken UK DVB-T Radio playback (Waited 100ms for video buffers)

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Sun Dec 19 11:16:13 UTC 2010

On 19/12/10 10:52, John Pilkington wrote:
> On 19/12/10 09:45, Duncan Brown wrote:
>> Hey
>> There seems to be an issue with fixes currently which is preventing
>> playback of DVB-T radio channels in the uk
>> Switching to one (recorded or live) results in the logs being filled
>> with:
>> Player(b): Waited 100ms for video buffers
>> and then the frontend crashes with
>> Error: Waited too long for decoder to fill video buffers. Exiting..
>> 2010-12-19 09:34:55.113 TV: Attempting to change from WatchingLiveTV to
>> None
>> 2010-12-19 09:35:00.218 Player(b), Error: Failed to stop decoder loop.
>> 2010-12-19 09:35:00.248 VDPAU Painter: Clearing VDPAU painter cache.
>> pure virtual method called
>> terminate called without an active exception
>> I'm using the latest fixes from atrpms, but the git versioning issue
>> makes it difficult to say exactly what version I have
>> Looking through the commits I assumed it didnt include this one:
>> https://github.com/MythTV/mythtv/commit/588cc6e2b3818d1c9c9af97b233b28914c226ea6
>> but Axel has confirmed the build I'm using already has that fix
>> Is anyone else seeing this?
>> cheers
>> Dunc
> Confirmed. I tried R3 live and got similar 'waiting too long' messages.
> I'm not using VDPAU. Then tried a normal R3 recording, which started and
> stopped within a few seconds. Tried R4 recording, got a 'program not
> found in PAT' message and 'rescan your PAT', but now the disc sounds as
> if it's recording and playback works for a few seconds; then 'video
> frame buffering failed too many times'. That box isn't online at
> present, so I can't post real output. I'll check later to see if my
> normal practice of stripping out and saving only the mp2 stream works.
> It's the same ATrpms spin, 0.24-256, on el5.
> John P

The recording seems fine.  It's playback that isn't.

>  mplayer -nogui -ovc=null -dumpaudio -dumpfile $DEST$1.mp2 -nojoystick -nolirc $SRC$1.mpg

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