[vdr] vdr 1.7.0 + reelbox plugin preoblem

Georg Acher acher at in.tum.de
Sat Sep 20 17:57:40 CEST 2008

On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 11:44:34AM +0000, Josce wrote:
> > Could you define mosaic? Would you be able to post a picture of some kind?
> > To be honost, I haven't updated the hdplayer3 stuff for some while now.
> > So it could be related to a new update in the svn in the reelbox plugin/hdplayer3.
> I guess the correct term would be "artifacts"? 
> I can see the video but here and there across the screen are small "boxes". 
> I also get in my log file:
> video vdr: [2037] buffer usage: 100% (tid=2036)
> video vdr: [2037] ERROR: 1181 ring buffer overflows (222017 bytes dropped)
> The harddisk has DMA on.
> To me it seems that the eHD can't get the stream quickly enough.

What is the CPU load during that time? The host CPU transfers the data into
the shared memory on the card, so anything below 80-90% load indicates
another problem.

> When I run lspci -b I get 3 devices sharing with IRQ 5:

The card does not use the IRQ, so that is not relevant.

         Georg Acher, acher at in.tum.de         
         "Oh no, not again !" The bowl of petunias          

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