[mythtv] Stuttering on live tv

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Thu Apr 5 22:33:48 UTC 2018

On 05/04/18 22:39, Dennis Gustafson wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently upgraded from a very old version of mythtv ( both OS and
> mythtv ) and now have a stutter only on play back of live tv.
> When I play live tv, the playback is not smooth until I pause and then
> un-pause the video.   From what I can tell the buffer is at 0% when this
> happens, until I pause the frontend.  Thus allowing the backend to get
> ahead of the playback.
> As a test, I have added a 2s delay before the frontend starts play back
> which completely resolves the issue (buffer at ~10%+).  I hooked it in
> to the disable screensaver code (screensaver-x11.cpp),   I'm looking for
> a "better" place to put the delay, as it only needs to be delayed on the
> playback of livetv and not every time the screensaver is disabled.
> Is there any setting I am missing that would eliminate the need to do
> this?  Maybe a hidden tune-able somewhere?   If not, any suggestions on
> the best place to insert a delay when starting just live TV?
> Thanks,
> Dennis

This was a lons-standing issue that was thought to be fixed here


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