[mythtv-users] Very slow EPG guide - movement, etc (XMLTV source, 66 channels)

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Feb 7 18:08:04 UTC 2010

On 02/07/2010 08:59 AM, David Kubicek wrote:
> I have a problem with the Program Guide, be it called from the LiveTV
> or the main menu. After opening, it's loading for about 4sec. When
> that's finished (loaded) it takes about 4sec to move the cursor just
> one line up or down, and about 1sec to move left and right. Because of
> this, the guide is almost unusable. I have to schedule all my
> recordings via MythWeb, which is rather impractical, because the whole
> setup is /intended to be/ completely standalone, operated with just a
> bluetooth PS3 BD remote.
> My setup is Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz, local FE+BE+DB [SVN trunk], disk is SSD
> OCZ Vertex Turbo (measured 250MB/s sustained read). I think that's
> quite a powerful machine, it shouldn't be an issue. I have 66 unique
> channels (80 total), two video sources with different providers and
> the combined XMLTV I generate for 12 days ahead is usually about 14MB
> (there's all kinds of details - long descriptions, sub-titles, ep
> info, complete credits, premiere/last-showing, icon URL's, rating,
> years, dates, categories, etc).
> I'd like to ask if this is a known issue and/or what can I do about
> it? The basic guide doesn't contain much information, it shows 4 time
> slots per 5 channels, no details, only program titles and categories.
> It shouldn't be so resource intensive (if that's the reason).
> I'm a programmer myself - if there are any suggestions w.r.t.
> optimizations or code changes, I'm volunteering to do it and test it.

Likely broken channel icons if it's only in the EPG.

If it's also slow in Watch Recordings, it's probably either broken
clocks and/or broken image caching support (i.e. fix your $HOME/.mythtv
directory/mount options/permissions).


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