Bug#592774: xineliboutput-sxfe: Sound drops after some time, while video continues

Didier Raboud didier at raboud.com
Thu Aug 12 17:58:22 UTC 2010

Package: xineliboutput-sxfe
Version: 1.0.6~cvs20100502.0851-3
Severity: important


since some days (I can't tell when exactly), when watching my dvb channels
on my laptop (sid, where I'm launching reportbug), sent by my server (running
squeeze), the sound is intermittent. Sometimes I can watch a given channel for
hours without problems, at other times it stops so frequently that it is not

I use: vdr-sxfe --tcp --reconnect --post=tvtime

I tried various combinations:

 * Live viewing : sound intermittent: often not bearable
 * Recording, then watching with other players, over ssh (mplayer, vlc, …): no
 * Recording, then watching through vdr-sxfe: no problem.

This basic test IMHO shows that the problem is not in the network between the
server and the client (and furthermore, if network was an issue, I'd have
problems with the video and not with the audio…)

I see nothing in the logs on the server side, nor in the console where
vdr-sxfe is launched. So there is a problem, somewhere in the chain, when
watching TV live.

Please ask for the details you might need !



-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (750, 'unstable'), (700, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (700, 'testing'), (101, 'experimental'), (50, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (50, 'experimental'), (50, 'unstable'), (50, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_CH.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_CH.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xineliboutput-sxfe depends on:
ii  dbus            1.2.24-3                 simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libc6           2.11.2-2                 Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libjpeg62       6b1-1                    The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libx11-6        2:1.3.3-3                X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6        2:1.1.2-1                X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxine1        1.1.19-2                 the xine video/media player librar
ii  libxine1-x      1.1.19-2                 X desktop video output plugins for
ii  libxine1-xvdr   1.0.6~cvs20100502.0851-3 Xine input plugin for vdr-plugin-x
ii  libxinerama1    2:1.1-3                  X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrender1     1:0.9.6-1                X Rendering Extension client libra

xineliboutput-sxfe recommends no packages.

xineliboutput-sxfe suggests no packages.

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