[mythtv-users] video freezes but audio continues on master

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 14:59:23 UTC 2022

On Tue, Nov 29, 2022 at 9:32 AM James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com>

> On Tue, Nov 29, 2022 at 9:19 AM glen <glenb at glenb.net> wrote:
>> On Tue, 2022-11-29 at 07:19 -0500, James Abernathy wrote:
>> I built a test FE/BE combo to play with master to see its current state.
>> I built from source on EOS (Archlinux) and ended up with version
>> v33-Pre-1005-gfdf5b0915a.
>> I noticed on a recording of NBC News using HDHR networked tuner that on
>> playback the screen froze but the audio continued. video returned after I
>> moved the mouse or hit a key.
>> There is nothing wrong with the file. I played it using Leanfront on a
>> Google TV device and it played fine.
>> The hardware is an 11th Gen Intel NUC from ASRock IND (1165G7) so
>> performance should not be a problem. The kernel is 6.0.10-arch2-1 so the
>> Iris graphics driver for Tiger Lake should be the latest version.
>> Jim A
>> jim, on leanfront many times i have to rebuild the container using
>> ffmpeg, i have a simple script as a user job. basically just: ffmpeg -i
>> mythrecording -c copy temp.ts  then rm mythrecording then mv temp.ts
>> mythrecording. then it plays fine in leanfront and the commercial skips are
>> also fine.
>> i need need only occasionaly. but solves those issue everytime.
> In my case Leanfront is not the problem. I just used it to prove that the
> recorded file was okay and not the source of my problem. The problem is
> mythfrontend on the PC running the FE/BE mythtv combo built from Master. My
> production backend is on V32 and I never had any issues like this on either
> Android clients like Leanfront or mythfrontend or PC clients like
> mythfrontend or Kodi.
> So the problem I see with the freeze is not affecting my normal TV
> viewing, just a test system. I can always revert back to V32 on the test
> system if I need to but not a requirement at this point. I guess the
> problem could be OS related, but usually EOS/Archlinux has better Video and
> not worse. If V32 on EOS also has this problem, then I could test the
> default Ubuntu 22.04 on both v32 and Master to narrow it down. (I hate to
> do that because I hate snap)
> Jim A

Just an addition.  I can play the same recording with mythfrontend on the
same PC and it does not always freeze. It's going to be hard to find.

Jim A
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