[linux-dvb] WinTV-Nova-T: cx8802_restart_queue

Michael Carter mjcarter at btconnect.com
Thu Feb 2 21:36:11 CET 2006

Thanks for the suggestions guys,
It turns out that when I move it to a different PCI slot (the furthest 
one back) it works flawlessly. I'm happy that because its working great 
with MythTV now.

Would be interesting to know what was actually going on there? Maybe a 
conflict of somekind.


Michael Krufky wrote:

> Michael Carter wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've recently installed a Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T DVB (the newer 90002 
>> model with the Conexant chipset) card into my machine, successfully 
>> loaded the driver module and tuned in to a channel through the normal 
>> scan/tzap method.
>> However, when I play the stream in Xine or MPlayer the picture is 
>> extremely jerky and choppy, as is the audio stream.
>> MPlayer outputs a 'Your system is too SLOW to play this' message, but 
>> I would have thought it was more than capable of playing this (AMD 
>> Sempron 2300, 512Mb RAM, Abit VA-20 Socket A VIA KM400A chipset). 
>> Neither CPU or RAM utilisation during streaming go above 25%!
> Have you tried giving the " -framedrop" option to mplayer?  you may 
> also want to try " -cache 8192" ... or maybe make it larger than 8192 
> ... Sometimes I use a buffer of size 65536 on really slow machines.
> -framedrop should help.
> ...I hope this does. :-)

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