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Thread: Constant Frontend Skipping

  1. #1
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    Constant Frontend Skipping

    Meh. 2 threads on the front page. Sorry, but I'm fairly sure they're unrelated so I felt it was appropriate.
    Anyway.

    I installed mythfrontend on my laptop to watch TV from my backend. It seems to find it OK, but on playback I get video and sound for 3 - 4 seconds before both freeze, and then I get for another 3 - 4 seconds, and so forth.

    Code:
    will@fronzy:~$ apt-cache policy mythtv-common
    mythtv-common:
      Installed: 0.21.0+fixes16838-0ubuntu3.1
      Candidate: 0.21.0+fixes16838-0ubuntu3.1
      Version table:
     *** 0.21.0+fixes16838-0ubuntu3.1 0
            500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         0.21.0+fixes16838-0ubuntu3 0
            500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Packages
    will@fronzy:~$ uname -r
    2.6.24-19-generic
    Frontend logs - http://paste.ubuntu.com/24818/

    There seem to be a lot of prebuffering timeouts - is this network related?

  2. #2
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    Re: Constant Frontend Skipping

    A good way to test would be to plug your laptop into the network and test.

    But if I had to guess, I would say yes.
    *Don't PM me directly for support, open a new thread
    *Looking for a MythTV quick start guide?

  3. #3
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    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Constant Frontend Skipping

    I was getting some broadly similar symptoms on my (non dedicated front end) laptop.

    I traced it back to forgetting to turn off desktop effects (as I had just installed Hardy and they were enabled by default) and they were sapping all the cycles they could out of my poor machine.

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