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

Christopher X. Candreva chris at westnet.com
Thu May 20 14:04:55 UTC 2010

On Thu, 20 May 2010, Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:

> Hi
> On 20 May 2010 22:08, Christopher X. Candreva <chris at westnet.com> wrote:
> > Definately not networking.  I copied the file to the frontend's local hard
> > drive, played it from Videos, and had the same "WriteAudio: buffer underrun"
> > errors.  top showed CPU utilization at only 10%
> This is a very different error to what you first mentioned.
> Pre-buffering error are reported by the player ; writeaudio buffer
> underrun are reported by the audio layer...
> For the later, I can only suggest that either you wait for 0.24, or
> you try the current mythtv-hdaudio branch and see if you notice any
> improvements.
> This is likely to fix buffer underrun error, note that it will not fix
> any "pre-buffering" issues which are not related to the audio code,
> but how quickly or how well the data to be decoded reach the media
> player.

Ack, sorry about that. I had read through old posts until my head was 
swimming, I must have confused things along the way.

I'll see about trying the -hdaudio branch.

Chris Candreva  -- chris at westnet.com -- (914) 948-3162
WestNet Internet Services of Westchester

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