[vdr] Strange delay in recordings with vdr-xine

Luca Olivetti luca at ventoso.org
Sun Feb 18 13:20:42 CET 2007

I recently (more on that below) started experiencing  a strange problem 
with vdr 1.4.5-1 and vdr-xine 0.7.6+network patches: while replaying a 
recording (either against a local copy of vdr or over the network) the 
only command that acts immediately is pause, every other one (skip one 
minute, ff, rew, stop) takes effect after a delay of 5-6 seconds, so, 
e.g., if I go back to the recordings menu, playback will still go on for 
5-6 seconds. This wouldn't be such a big problem if it wasn't for 
teletext subtitles, since they appear 5-6 seconds earlier (i.e. the osd 
is instantaneous while the replay is lagging 5 seconds).

The strange thing is that this didn't happen before, the only change is 
the laptop (but with the same hard disk: 3 months ago my laptop broke, I 
was given a similar one in which installed the old hard disk. Meanwhile 
I upgraded the kernel to 2.6.17, using the replacement laptop, with no 
problems, until now, when I got my repaired laptop back and this problem 
The main difference between the 2 laptops is the video card: the current 
one has a mobility/radeon 9000 and 1400x1050 resolution, while the 
replacement one had an intel chipset, 1024x768. I upgraded vdr while 
using the replacement laptop, but I'm pretty sure I maintained the same 
version of vdr-xine all the time.


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