[mythtv-users] MythTV Hardware Upgrade Questions

Aaron aaron at rb303.net
Mon Jun 27 20:38:37 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 4:14 PM, Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 1:07 PM, Aaron <aaron at rb303.net> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 3:51 PM, Mark Boyum <mark at boyum.us> wrote:
>>>>> It does work fine most of the time, but I seem to be having a problem
>>>>> with the box locking/pausing when a show begins or ends. The hdd light
>>>>> comes on for about 5 seconds then everything returns to normal. I only
>>>>> record HD streams; primarily broadcast channels, and SpeedTV (F1
>>>>> Races). VDPAU is working and CPU use for watching is minimal.
>>> Have you been following the "Playback problem -- random short pauses"
>>> thread on the mailing list?  Perhaps this is your issue?  I do not
>>> thing that adding new hardware will resolve these problems.  If you
>>> look through that whole thread there are a few suggestions for fixing
>>> some if the known causes but I think we are still waiting on some bugs
>>> to be squashed.
>>> I could be wrong, haven't followed the list that closely as of late.
>>> -Mark
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>> Yes, I have been following it. I have tried a number of fixes
>> mentioned. One of the fixes was me not thinking my hardware was fast
>> enough. I honestly would rather not upgrade, as I do have both
>> Firewire recording and SPDIF working so beautifully on this system.
>> But the wife is getting rather annoyed, and well... I want to get it
>> fixed asap...  Of course then again, she would really be annoyed if I
>> dropped $340 and it didn't fix the problem.
> Is it possible that this is due to you having the database on the same
> drive as the recordings?  Wise folks on the list counsel against doing
> that because it can issue when watching a recording and the database
> is being accessed (which likely happens at the start of a recording).
> I get this issue and assumed that was the culprit but have not
> bothered putting my database on a separate disc (mainly due to not
> wanting to add more heat, power consumption, and hard drive noise to
> the box).
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That sounds promising, and I have not tried it. Is it easy to move,
any pointers or how-to's? I'm on Mythbuntu 10.04 LTS

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