[vlc-devel] Over buffering with h.264

David R. Robison david.robison at openroadsconsulting.com
Wed Apr 1 22:28:12 CEST 2015

Hmm... Buffering is controlled in the es_out.c module. Where is the 
video decoder thread schedule for execution? David


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On 4/1/2015 4:01 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le mercredi 01 avril 2015, 16:01:24 David R. Robison a écrit :
>> I have several h.264 streams that, typically, run fine. However, every
>> once and a while, when PCR jitter causes re-buffering, they buffer
>> several seconds of video. The log displays the following message:
>> core debug: Stream buffering done (6804 ms in 200 ms)
>> Any idea what could cause it to buffer 6 seconds of video in 200ms? This
>> typically happens when the computer is experiencing heavy CPU load.
>> However, I would expect the buffering and the time to buffer to be
>> relatively the same (I am playing live video sources). Any idea what
>> could be going on?
> The video decoding thread does not get scheduled for 6 seconds?

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