[mythtv-users] Music Choice playback

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 21:19:39 UTC 2018

On 06/16/2018 04:43 PM, Philip Long wrote:
> First off ... thank you all _especially_ the developers who have been 
> giving this gift to the world for all these long years.  I just went 
> back and checked, and it seems my first recording is a Mr. Rogers' 
> Neighborhood from 2007, probably using MythDora.
> After STFW I've come to understand that Music Choice encodes the video 
> in "curious" ways, but that mythtv has adapted to it, for example per 
> this Feb 2017 thread
> https://lists.gt.net/mythtv/users/606755?search_string=music%20choice;#606755 
> and this wiki site
> https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Music_Choice
> I'm able to record the Music Choice channels just fine, and they play 
> great with VLC, mplayer and Kodi (including AC-3 passthrough), BUT, 
> the mythfrontend continues to hickup on buffering and then resets the 
> audio buffer leading to constant stutters (on different front ends, 
> including very beefy workstations).  The experience really renders the 
> channels unusable through mythfrontend.  I've updated my backend and 
> frontend to  v29.1-22-g675676b and it still doesn't work, and I can't 
> seem to find any configuration changes that will make it work.
> Is there something I can do to make it work?  My next stab at it would 
> be to try to create a playback group that called e.g. vlc rather than 
> the frontend player or to use Kodi when I wanted to listen to the 
> recordings.
> Thank you!
Is this the Comcast Music choice channels?

It works fine for me after the first minute or two of interruptions. Are 
you playing back Live TV or a recording? What type of cable adapter are 
you using (HD homerun prime, ceton, other)?


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