[mythtv-users] Consistent problem with mythcommflag

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 08:21:15 UTC 2022

On 03/08/2022 21:55, George Bingham wrote:
> I am seeing a consistent problem where mythcommflag will fail on a 
> recording with the following error:
> mythcommflag[518502]: E Decoder mythplayer.cpp:3366 (DecoderGetFrame) 
> Player(0): Decoder timed out waiting for free video buffers.
> This happens daily on a particular show. It happens occasionally to 
> other recordings, but it always happens to an hour long 1080 HD 
> recording that's an afternoon Mon - Friday show.
> Other than that recording happening, no other activity is going on... I 
> am generally not watching another channel or another recording at the time.
> My backend PC has 16 G of ram, and although it's also my main frontend 
> and the frontend is usually running, it's just showing the menu.
> This is a recent problem, but I think it  began showing up a couple 
> months ago.
> Anyway to address the lack of free video buffers??
> Thanks,
> -- George

This is a wild guess, but it feels as if it could be related to


I'm not sure quite where that is in the commit heirarchy...

John P

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