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nosebreaker

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Random video freeze when watching videos?
« on: January 19, 2009, 05:18:01 am »
Sound continues fine, but video freezes for about 5 seconds every 10min or so.  When I first hooked this up there was no problem.  Any ideas?  The system is plenty fast enough, it doesn't matter what bitrate the video is, even tiny videos have this problem.

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Re: Random video freeze when watching videos?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 05:33:23 am »
perhaps monitor the xine device log whilst playing. also confirm that the aren't a common codec

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Re: Random video freeze when watching videos?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009, 10:50:58 am »
Are you running 32bit or 64bit?

If you have this problem on a md, change it to 32bit and rebuild.
I have the same problem on any MD running 64bit.

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Re: Random video freeze when watching videos?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009, 05:27:46 pm »
This is 32-bit.

These are on videos that were working fine last week, and now they have this problem.  I wonder if it has something to do with the sound driver, as I noticed if the machine is left on for several days the sound sometimes will skip constantly, and I have to reboot the core.  When I first built the system it didn't have this problem (that I am aware of).

I'll check those logs, any other ideas if that doesn't bear fruit?

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Re: Random video freeze when watching videos?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2009, 11:09:43 pm »
If it wasn't happening before, my reaction would be to rebuild. Doesn't take long, less agonising.

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Re: Random video freeze when watching videos?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 12:11:25 am »
I found the problem, the answer was very simple.  I wasn't watching the same videos, and I thought I was.  Those video files have issues, others work fine.