I'm currently running XBMC on top of Ubuntu Desktop 12.10.
I have been experiencing some strange things lately. Firstly is the video lag. While watching 720p/1080p content (not full bitrate rips) it will drop frames, lose sync, and buffer. I fixed the buffer by using a gigabit ethernet connection instead, though the frames are still being dropped. I'm not sure what is going on. I'm running a dedicated HTPC with an i3 530 with 2GB RAM. I don't have a dedicated GPU though, so the onboard GPU is taking care of that.
Secondly, on occasion, the screen will go black, for roughly 3 seconds. Everything disappears, sound and video. It will then come back on again after this time?
I will try and attach a pastebin file later.
Has anyone else had these problems?
Linux Dropped frames, black screen
Joined: Aug 2010
2013-04-22 01:58 Post: #1
Team-XBMC Wiki Guy
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Arizona, USA
2013-04-22 02:43 Post: #2
A guess would be video drivers need to be updated or you are using generic drivers and need non-generic.
You can make easy links to the XBMC wiki using double brackets around words: [[debug log]] = debug log, [[Add-on:YouTube]] = Add-on:YouTube, [[Adding videos to the library]] = Adding videos to the library, [[userdata]] = userdata, etc