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Odd video skip on 8.10 and NAS
« on: September 24, 2009, 04:40:27 am »
First off great work by everyone in the alpha releases! I have had this problem for some time now. I'm using an Asus P5N7A-VM mobo as a hybrid running latest release alpha 2.35, tried different nvidia drivers, tried running in UI1 and UI2 but no difference, doesn't seem to be a problem with playing directly from disc, and this has happened on previous releases also. The problem I am having is when watching video stored on a Buffalo Linkstation, the video and audio skips every three minutes, but also at multiples of three (example, if it is 10:29 and the video is playing, it will skip at 10:30, 10:33, 10:36 and so on). The only time I have fixed this was a clean install and reformatting my NAS, which obviously I do not wish to do again. I have tried turning off the screen saver, but it didn't help. Any suggestions?

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Core Running as Hybrid:
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Re: Odd video skip on 8.10 and NAS
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2009, 02:21:29 pm »
Hi,

Just for grins you could go into wedadmin>media files sync and uncheck "Update Media Daemon".

This would stop updatemedia from accessing your NAS during video playback.

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Re: Odd video skip on 8.10 and NAS
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2009, 02:39:34 pm »
just a warning, if you do this, then files won't automatically be added to the database when they are found on the disk.

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Re: Odd video skip on 8.10 and NAS
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2009, 03:54:33 pm »
Thanks for the reply. All seems well by unchecking Update Media Daemon. But does this mean when I rip a new DVD I need to manually sync the database?
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Currently running 8.10
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Re: Odd video skip on 8.10 and NAS
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2009, 03:55:33 pm »
Correct. This indicates a network interconnect issue that you need to resolve. Are you using gigabit ethernet with a high quality switch?

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Re: Odd video skip on 8.10 and NAS
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2009, 04:04:41 pm »
Actually my bad, I tried the DVD I was watching last night and it is still skipping, along with others. Yes I am using  gig E and a gig E switch. I thought that it could be a network issue at first because it happens only with my NAS, but I tried plugging just the NAS directly to the Hybrid to bypass the switch and still no luck.

Also I have fixed this before but that involes a clean install of Alpha and reformatting the NAS and re-ripping the DVD's. After this it works fine. It's only when I update to the latest version.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2009, 04:06:52 pm by King »
Core Running as Hybrid:
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PCI NIC
Currently running 8.10
No MD's Yet
Buffalo Linkstation NAS
Sharp Aquos LC-46SE94U

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Re: Odd video skip on 8.10 and NAS
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2009, 04:09:44 pm »
how odd...

hmmm

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Re: Odd video skip on 8.10 and NAS
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2009, 04:12:41 pm »
Hi,

Just to verify...

these packages have been applied?

/usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh (this installs libdvdcss2)
apt-get install w32codecs
apt-get install kubuntu-restricted-extras

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Re: Odd video skip on 8.10 and NAS
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2009, 04:30:25 pm »
Yes all of these have been applied, as I would not be able to view DVD's without them. The weird part about this is it seems to be tied to a clock, in intervals of three minutes at multiples of three. This is driving me nuts!
Core Running as Hybrid:
Asus P5N7A-VM Mobo
On Board NVIDIA Geforce 9300
Single 500G HD
PCI NIC
Currently running 8.10
No MD's Yet
Buffalo Linkstation NAS
Sharp Aquos LC-46SE94U

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Re: Odd video skip on 8.10 and NAS
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2009, 04:44:36 pm »
Hi,

Have you tried top?

Login a root.

From a command prompt run 'top' and it will give you the most active processes and also tell you their memory use.

Maybe you will see something kick in every 3 minutes.

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Re: Odd video skip on 8.10 and NAS
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2009, 05:00:39 pm »
Yes i've tried top and nothing sticks out,  given I'm running 4 gigs memory and an Intel core duo dual core. Other than that Xine_Player is only about 8% CPU, and memory usage is negligible, nothing goes over 2%.

I'll keep checking top.
Thanks 
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PCI NIC
Currently running 8.10
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Buffalo Linkstation NAS
Sharp Aquos LC-46SE94U

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Re: Odd video skip on 8.10 and NAS
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2009, 05:19:21 pm »
pay close attention to iowait.

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Re: Odd video skip on 8.10 and NAS
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2009, 06:44:56 pm »
Is iowait in top? I have been watching and haven't seen it.
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Re: Odd video skip on 8.10 and NAS
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2009, 07:40:41 pm »
iowait is the %wa

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Re: Odd video skip on 8.10 and NAS
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2009, 07:53:05 pm »
Attached is the top readout when this happens
Core Running as Hybrid:
Asus P5N7A-VM Mobo
On Board NVIDIA Geforce 9300
Single 500G HD
PCI NIC
Currently running 8.10
No MD's Yet
Buffalo Linkstation NAS
Sharp Aquos LC-46SE94U