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Title: Core/Hybrid delayed movie start
Post by: DragonK on August 30, 2010, 09:01:41 pm
Hi All,

If I start a movie thats stored on my core/hybrid, their is about a 45sec delay before the movie starts.
Example, I choose the movie to start, the tv connected to the core/hybrid goes black for about 45sec and then the movie starts.
But on my MD the movie starts to play immediately.

Karel
Title: Re: Core/Hybrid delayed movie start
Post by: LmceCape on October 16, 2010, 08:45:20 pm
Hi Karel

Did you manage to figure this out?

I have the same problem, when starting anything on the core (video/audio) it takes between 9 & 13 seconds to start.

Regards
LMCECAPE
Title: Re: Core/Hybrid delayed movie start
Post by: l3mce on October 17, 2010, 05:41:02 pm
I believe this is an NVIDIA alpha layering issue. Are you:
On the 8300 Chipset?
Running UI2 alpha?
If you drop to tty2 and back to 7, does it play immediately?
Title: Re: Core/Hybrid delayed movie start
Post by: DragonK on October 17, 2010, 11:22:26 pm
HI,

I've got an 8600 chipset. If i set the hardware acceleration to opengl it has the delay on the core.

Karel
Title: Re: Core/Hybrid delayed movie start
Post by: LmceCape on October 18, 2010, 01:00:02 pm
Thanks

That was the problem.

UI1 works.

Any workaround?

Lmcecape
Title: Re: Core/Hybrid delayed movie start
Post by: RayBe on November 29, 2011, 11:58:23 pm
i am also getting this strange behaviour.

i did shutdown my core/hybrid for maintenance a few days back, today i started it up again.
My MD seems to be ok, when i press play it instantly starts to play.
But on my core/hybrid when i hit play i have to wait for about 30-45 sec before the movie starts.

the only thing that has changed is my modem on the external side (i have no outside access configured)

i tried to set hardware acceleration for my core (GT220) to vpdau but that didn't do it.

does anybody have a idea where to start looking.

For some reason it used to work perfectly, but now it has this delay?

thanks in advance,
br,
Raymond
Title: Re: Core/Hybrid delayed movie start
Post by: DragonK on November 30, 2011, 08:22:10 am
Hi Raymond,

One of the things that I noticed that if the core doesnt have internet access, then the movies have a delayed start.
I have limited bandwith, so my core is seldomly connected to the internet.

Karel
Title: Re: Core/Hybrid delayed movie start
Post by: RayBe on November 30, 2011, 08:41:42 am
Karel, thanks for the reply,

My core has a internet-connection because i am surfing through my core writing this ;)
but maybe i have to open a port on the new modem, could that be it and if so which ports do have to be open?
thanks again

br,
Raymond
Title: Re: Core/Hybrid delayed movie start
Post by: RayBe on November 30, 2011, 09:06:11 am
One other thing that i noticed:

http://imagebin.org/186300 (http://imagebin.org/186300)

Thats a portion of my Advanced | Network settings screen.
I asume that the external network card section also has to be filled in.
Although it isn't filled in, i can surf on the internet.
I have no idea on howto get the external network card section filled in.

br,
Raymond

Title: Re: Core/Hybrid delayed movie start
Post by: DragonK on November 30, 2011, 09:44:50 am
Because your core is getting an DHCP ip from your router? If you assign a static ip to your external nic you can fill it in there.
Title: Re: Core/Hybrid delayed movie start
Post by: RayBe on November 30, 2011, 10:11:31 am
Karel thanks,

Thats where i get confused, my new modem/router has DHCP enabled so the external network section should get filled in automatically.  ???
Look at: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Internal_and_External_networks_swapped/not_working under the section "What to do", in there they state that if dhcp is enabled the external network section should get filled in automatically.

A static ip adress is also a thing to try, thanks.
Will swapping the NIC's help too?
Also i must go over the settings in me new modem/router (once again :) ) maybe i missed something.

Now i have a direction to search in, thanks,

If you have any more suggestions, please let me know.

br,
Raymond
Title: Re: Core/Hybrid delayed movie start
Post by: RayBe on November 30, 2011, 10:27:50 am
ok now i see i got a EXTERNAL_IP under section  Advanced | Network settings -> Current settings
but i don't know if its the right one?
_but_ the DNS1 is still from the old modem/router, the DNS2 is from the new, how can i delete the old DNS1 ip-adress?

br,
Raymond
Title: Re: Core/Hybrid delayed movie start
Post by: DragonK on November 30, 2011, 11:14:51 am
I use Static ip for my external nic and disabled dhcp on my router.
Then I know exactly what ip's im using.

Just a thought.....
Title: Re: Core/Hybrid delayed movie start
Post by: RayBe on November 30, 2011, 11:43:20 am
That is a good idea :) will try it too.
What i also wanna try is to put back my old modem/router to see if that realy is the problem.
Will post the results here.
Thanks so far.
Br,
Raymond
Title: Re: Core/Hybrid delayed movie start
Post by: RayBe on December 01, 2011, 12:52:30 pm
ok, i swapped my new modem for my old one, voila, problem solved!

_but_ i have to use my new modem, because it has build in voip (hardcoded secret password, so i can't use lmce :(  >:( really,... don't ask)
so i have to figure out what exactly it is thats different between the 2 modems thats causing this problem.

if anybody has any ideas, please share, as i am grasping in the dark on this one.

if i find anything new i will post.

br,
Raymond
Title: Re: Core/Hybrid delayed movie start
Post by: RayBe on December 01, 2011, 01:58:32 pm
[SOLVED]

yeah  :D

Turns out all i had to do is in webadmin goto the Advanced Network settings screen:
Section, external NIC, select use static IP address and fill in:

Hope this helps others to.
Karel and Thom, thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

br,
Raymond