[mythtv-users] Stutter/pause and pixel debris when the programme moves from one to the next (Live TV)

Lawrence Rust lvr at softsystem.co.uk
Thu Aug 11 07:45:03 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-08-10 at 23:22 +0100, Ben Lancaster wrote:
> At first thought I wondered if it was IO related, but looking at the logs, I'm not so sure. Any ideas?

I reported the same problem, together with a patch here:

Unfortunately it seems that it was rejected and the problem ignored.

Since then I have developed a workaround for fixes/0.24 and master that
significantly reduces the stutters during program switching.  You
download the patches from here:

The patch for current fixes/0.24 is:

and for git master is:

I have been using this patch on all my frontend systems since mid May
with no problems.  I have a mixture of combined fe/be and remote fe
systems over 100 Mb and 20 Mb powerline networks and all work well now.

I believe that the remaining issues are in the ringbuffer and related to
the change of filename when a program changes.


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