[mythtv-users] Playback problem -- random short pauses

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 19:57:06 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM, Mark Boyum <circushair at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Did this get committed to 0.24-fixes?
>>>> I ask because since applying some updates a week or two ago I have considerably less pauses/glitches. :-)))
>>>> I still see the odd lone glitch which I guess is backend activity related and I still have some glitching on fade to black credits scenes, oddly enough it doe it on fade to white too, not often you see that though. The main thing is I can now watch a 1 hour HD show and it's usually glitch free, great stuff, many thanks.
>>>> I waited a while to report back as I haven't been watching much TV lately and wanted to be sure it wasn't just luck.
>>>> Andre
>>> yes, at least some of the fixes were backported, I've had much better
>>> playback since then as well, not perfect, but a marked improvement.
>> Much better here as well.  I was typically seeing long pauses every time
>> mythbackend started and/or stopped a recording.  I frequently had to
>> back up a few seconds to be able to understand the dialog.
>> After the upgrade, I was watching for a few hours on Wednesday evening.
>> It was a very busy night for recording, with multiple recordings going
>> on in the background while I was watching.  I didn't notices any pauses
>> in playback, though I did notice one instance where playback slowed down
>> for about a second.
> Does the inactivity of this thread mean that this has been fixed?
> With the start of the fall TV season we have been watching more
> recordings and experience these pauses as other recordings start or
> stop.  I'm running Ubuntu 10.04.3 with MythTV v0.24.1-77-g4bba807 from
> the MythBuntu Updates repository.
> I'm tempted to upgrade to trunk but don't want to risk downtime and
> missed recordings that could bring down the WAF.   I'll upgrade when I
> get time if it is confimred as fixed in trunk.
> Thanks,
> -Mark

happens occasionally still on my systems. relatively frequent (though
better than before) at hour/half hour marks when recordings

on my parents system, which has fewer tuners and frontends it still
happens quite a bit, but they're on TWC so will probably switch their
system to Windows Media Center to take advantage of the cable card

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