[mythtv-users] Pausing issues

Jim Stichnoth stichnot at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 19:06:02 UTC 2012

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 10:40 AM, Robert Dege <livemotion at gmail.com> wrote:
> Whenever I watch LiveTV, or watch a recording in progress, about 85% of the
> time, the playback will pause for about half a sec, and then resume.
> There's no notification on the screen, or any picture distortion.  This
> pause occurs every 5 to 7 seconds.  At first, I thought that the mythbox was
> being overloaded (I have an HD Prime that can record up to 3 channels at
> once onto two physical hard drives).  However, I noticed that I can watch an
> old show with no interruptions while all 3 tuners are active.  I also
> discovered that the pausing issue occur even if only one tuner is active,
> and I'm watching that recording in progress.
> I'm not exactly sure how I should go about troubleshooting this problem, so
> any suggestions are appreciated.

If you pause Live TV for ~5 seconds and then unpause, do you still
experience the brief pauses?  It could be that playback is getting too
close to the end of the live TV buffer.


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