[mythtv-users] Two machines, one has pre-buffering, once doesn't

Jean-Yves Avenard jyavenard at gmail.com
Tue May 18 03:00:34 UTC 2010


On 18 May 2010 12:57, Christopher X. Candreva <chris at westnet.com> wrote:
> I have 2 machines I use as a frontend. My main frontend has prebuffering
> pauses on some untranscoded network programs recording OTA (Castle, Chuck).
> My laptop can play the same programs without pauses.
> The laptop is a 2ghz Intel (Thinkpad Z61m) with Radeon Mobility X1400
> graphics, running on 802.11g wireless networking.
> The frontend itself is 2.6ghz Athlon 64 (but running 32bit linux), Nvidia
> GeFroce 8200 on the motherboard, 100mbit wired networking, not runngin
> The machines are using identical playback profiles.
> I'm stumped. Where do I start looking ?

pre-buffering issues usually mean that the data coming to the player
isn't getting there fast enough.
That can be due to a too slow machine, a too slow connection with the
back-end, a faulty connection etc...

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