[MPlayer-users] Long delays before showing films from dvbstream in CVS

Nico nsabbi at libero.it
Sat May 17 20:59:03 CEST 2003

Jim Hawkins wrote:

>Just to clarify, I'm talking about piping a TS into mplayer using
>dvbstream, rather than using the dvbin stuff, although I think dvbin did
>similar things last time I tried it.
>The problem is, if too many errors occur in the stream using demux_ts it
>will say "Too many video packets in the buffer..." and the audio will stop
>but the video continues. Then it eventually gives "Too many audio packets
>in the buffer..." errors and mplayer exits. Using dvbstream to remux the
>TS into a PS and piping into mplayer, when you get lots of errors the
>video suddenly goes to a really low frame rate, but if you pause and
>unpause it will fix itself. Neither case is ideal, but when I'm in bed
>watching TV it's a lot easier to hit space a couple of times than faff
>about trying to reload mplayer :)
I agree

>>If you can give me a sample (ore more) to show what goes wrong I will
>>try to fix my code.
>It's quite easy to replicate by unplugging the aerial and plugging it back
>in whilst watching TV. I can probably make a sample to upload if you want.
Those samples would help me a lot.  BTW I read on linuxtv ML (but I 
can't confirm nor deny it)
that  unplugging and replugging the aerial from a dvb card when the pc 
is on (especially with DVB-T)
*might* fry something because of the relatively high voltage (18V  ?), 
so I won't try it :)

>RTFM!!!  http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu/DOCS
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I'm working to add some buffering in demux_ts to fix those "too many XXX 
packets in the buffer";
hopefully this patch will solve all these problems.


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