[vdr] xinelib error??? video_out: throwing away image

Petri Hintukainen Petri.Hintukainen at hut.fi
Sun Nov 12 09:25:12 CET 2006


On Sat, 2006-11-11 at 18:15 +0100, Ulf Elsner wrote: 
> Am Samstag, 11. November 2006 17:43 schrieb Simon Baxter:
> > Hi.
> 
> Hello,
> 
> > I'm having intermittant problems when replaying vdr recordings with
> > xineliboutput.  Every few minutes I get an audio/video slip/break and
> > stdout reports:
> >
> > video_out: throwing away image with pts 124350653 because it's too old
> > (diff
> >
> > : 29229)
> >
> > Is this a xinelib message?  I'm running a xine-lib taken from cvs on the
> > 4th of June 2006

It is xine-lib message, for sure. 
Basically, with xineliboutput it indicaters your A/V sync is out of
order... ? or you are really out of CPU power.
In normal situations Y should never see this msg (unless for "frame
sync", when switching channels etc. 
when switching channels etc.
What kind of system you are using ?
Does this msg appear only when switching channels or starting replay ?
If yes, pse, post me (private mail ?) your complete logs + audio and
video config with (maybe even complete system cfg).

> Yes, it is.
> This normally indicates that your system ist too slow for replaying videos.
> It can be a misconfiguring of the used software, or too many task running 
> simultaneously or thelike.

That's right.

Typically running vdr nd vdr-sxfe iun same machine takes up to twice the
CPU load compared to separate systems.

PII 400 is just enough to decode + display mpeg2, but if Y have vdr
running in same machine you should double each one.

> I'm using vdr-xine for displaying and don't know about xineliboutput, so maybe 
> someone else can give you hints how to optimize it.
> 
> Maybe it helps: I noticed a higher cpu-usage when replaying with vdr via 
> vdr-xine as if replaying the files with xine directly. This was improved with 
> newer versions of vdr-xine - now I use a faster CPU, so it doesn't matter 
> anymore.
> 
> I hope my answer helps you.
> 
> bye,
> 
> Ulf
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