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I've been using a patched AppleTV, watching media off 1Tb Samba share stored on ...
ATV becomes sluggish
I've been using a patched AppleTV, watching media off 1Tb Samba share stored on my Linux box, using NitoTV v0.7.5.
The problem I've been having since day one, is that AppleTV would get less and less responsive as I go and if I watch a couple of media files, I have to either reboot ATV or restart Finder, because going through ATV menu becomes almost impossible (dog slow).
I've tried mounting the share via NFS, thinking that maybe there is a slow memory leak in Samba, but to no avail.
Just wondering if anyone else is having the same issue.
Hi J-Tim, Hi community,
I have the same problem. The ATV becomes more sluggish and unresponsive, the longer I watch. I noticed that this appears after I watched approximately 3-6 episodes of a 45min show, so let's say after about 4 hours of watching. I watch content from the local ATV hard drive, not via network, however.
I mainly use ATVFiles and nitoTV to watch stuff, but the problem seems to be restricted to nitoTV. I basically have had the problem since nitoTV v0.7.7 or so, but since the latest version, i.e. v0.8.7, it appears to be more frequent, particularly with larger files.
It never really bugged me (just reboot and it was usually gone), but now I can't even watch a single high def file right after boot without the ATV getting sluggish.
I already have considered downgrading to some previous nitoTV version, but I don't have the old installers anymore. I hope that this would also remove a different problem that I have since nitoTV v0.8.7, which I posted here.
Any help from the community is greatly appreciated!
Thanks and take care,
part of it is memory leaks in nitoTV (and i've hunted down as many of them as i can) and part of it has to do with leaks in mplayer, im guessing if you've noticed them being more prominent in the later versions that its probably more leaks in the latest mplayer that i compiled. any leaks in there are completely out of my control. (mplayer is in languages i dont understand, and i dont know the code at all either so i really would have no hope in tracking down leaks in there) i personally use my plugin all day every day and havent noticed any increase in leaks or sluggishness in later versions.
Originally Posted by 0bscur0
thanks much for your quick reply! The issue with memory leaks sounds like it might just be the reason for the sluggishness. Any clue how to circumvent the issue? Do you think updating to ATV OS v3.0.2 might help? I have already considered updating the ATV OS for a while... but never really dared to ;-)
I just remembered... I had some similar issue issue before in some 0.7.x version of nitoTV. It went away after I updated it, so I am hopeful that a later version might fix it again.
BTW, yeah, I pretty much use nitoTV constantly as well (along with ATVFiles, but nitoTV is by far the most dominantly used software on my ATV)... so don't get me wrong: I love your software! :-)
so, I updated my ATV to v3.0.2 and rehacked it. I intalled nitoTV v0.8.7, i.e. the same version that gave me sluggishness on ATV OS 2.0.1. NitoTV now workds like charm! I watched two movies and a show and the sluggishness didn't come back.
Albeit, after the second movie, the menu became a little slower than usual. It is especially noticeable when I scroll through a lot of files by pressing and holding the up- or down button on the remote: the cursor appears to be "jumping" over a few files rather than "sliding" over them. This is the same type of sluggishness that I experienced using nitoTV v0.7.7 or so. And it is barely noticeable and doesn't bother me much, so I am quite the happy camper ;-)
Thanks for your help and take care,
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