[mythtv-users] Random pauses - system details and log file link

Andrew Allison andrew.allison at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 01:24:43 UTC 2011

Trying to diagnose the random pauses that have been occurring for some

	Thanks again in advance


Here is a follow up email, containing a link (I hope, first timer). 

Heck, I'll put the box on the internet if it helps :-)

Log file link


And the gory The details that will hopefully help.

I had been running strictly atrpm builds until Nov 2 trying to eliminate
the pauses. Then did a build from the git repository hoping that would


Combined FE/BE Analog Standard Definition.
OS		Fedora 14 x86_64
CPU		AMD X4 965
Ram		4 gig DDR3
Motherboard	ASUS M4A77TD
Video 		GeForce 6200	S-Video out
Tuners		2 - Hauppauge 150
		1 - Hauppauge 500
Tried both on board sound and Creative PCI-e
Sound		Creative Labs [SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio] CA0110-IBG
on board 	Via VT1708S 
Output 2 channel stereo wired to amplifier

(I think I've played with every option in the audio setup screens and
there are a lot)

	Nice work on the newer version for upcoming release :-)

4 disk setup
disk 1 - WDC WD400BB 00DE  40 gig Operating system only
disk 2 - WDC WD15EADS-00P  1.5 TB  /storage1/Recordings/
disk 3 - WDC WD20EARS-00M  2.0 TB  /storage2/Recordings/
disk 4 - WDC WD15EADS-00P  1.5 TB  not used


nvidia-graphics.x86_64          3:280.13-60        @atrpms
nvidia-graphics-devices.noarch  1.0-6.fc14         @atrpms
nvidia-graphics-helpers.x86_64  0.0.30-33.fc14     @atrpms
nvidia-graphics280.13.x86_64    280.13-138.fc14    @atrpms        
nvidia-graphics280.13-devel.x86_64 280.13-138.fc14 @atrpms
nvidia-graphics280.13-kmdl- 280.13-138.fc14
nvidia-graphics280.13-libs.x86_64 280.13-138.fc14  @atrpms

configuration for the compile

gcc version 4.5.1
make j 8

[mythtv at pvr mythtv]$ ./configure 
libCEC support needs libcec >= 7
# Basic Settings
Compile type release
Compiler cache            symlink gcc
DistCC no
qmake                     /usr/bin/qmake-qt4
install prefix            /usr/local
runtime prefix            /usr/local
CPU                       x86 x86_64 (model name        : AMD Phenom(tm)
II X4 965 Processor)
yasm yes
MMX enabled yes
MMX2 enabled yes
3DNow! enabled yes
3DNow! extended enabled yes
SSE enabled yes
SSSE3 enabled yes
CMOV enabled yes
# Input Support
Joystick menu             yes
lirc support              yes
libCEC device support     no [/usr/include/libcec]
Video4Linux sup.          yes (v1 yes)
ivtv support              yes
HD-PVR support            yes
FireWire support          yes
DVB support               yes [/usr/include]
DVB-S2 support            yes
HDHomeRun support         yes
IPTV support              yes
ASI support               no

# Sound Output Support
PulseAudio support        yes
OSS support               yes
ALSA support              yes
JACK support              yes
libfftw3 support          no

# Video Output Support
x11 support               yes
xrandr support            yes
xv support                yes
VDPAU support             no
VAAPI support             no
CrystalHD support         no
OpenGL video              yes
MHEG support              yes
libass subtitle support   yes

# Misc Features
multi threaded libavcodec yes
libxml2 support           yes [/usr/include/libxml2]
Frontend                  yes
Backend                   yes
OpenGL ES 2.0             no

# Bindings
bindings_perl             yes
bindings_python           yes
bindings_php              yes

# mythffmpeg Options
mp3lame                   no
xvid                      no
x264                      no

Creating libs/libmythbase/mythconfig.h and

This is a 4:36 long video mpeg

Start of Pause                       End Of Pause

17:38:22.011416363-05:00             17:38:33.932771097-05:00

17:38:47.845277474-05:00             17:39:00.545392482-05:00

17:39:42.414345650-05:00             17:39:54.133377031-05:00

17:41:19.099329919-05:00             17:41:39.427019744-05:00

17:43:08.701925578-05:00             17:43:23.631345040-05:00

17:43:33.379976491-05:00             17:43:49.781363867-05:00

>>end of video<<

Video details
Input #0, mpeg, from 'Aldo Nova - Monkey On Your Back.mpg':
  Duration: 00:04:36.76, start: 0.500000, bitrate: 3449 kb/s
    Stream #0.0[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg2video (Main), yuv420p, 720x480 [PAR
32:27 DAR 16:9], 9000 kb/s, 29.97 fps, 29.97 tbr, 90k tbn, 59.94 tbc
    Stream #0.1[0x80]: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 448 kb/s

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