[mythtv] encoding vs decoding
Joseph A. Caputo
jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Mon Oct 13 16:40:30 EDT 2003
On Monday 13 October 2003 07:33 pm, Michael J. Hammel wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-10-13 at 09:29, Joseph A. Caputo wrote:
> > If you have a PVR-250 (which I'd guess you don't), you can encode with a
> > Celeron-450, as it won't require much/any CPU to encode. But then you'll
> > still be pushing that machine really hard to try and play back the
> > MPEG-2 stream.
> I have a Celeron 560MHz with a WinTV PVR 250 installed. Recording seems
> to work, but there are situations that cause the system to start
> thrashing on the hard disk. I'm trying to figure out what those
> situations are - I currently think it may be a hard disk "percent
> filled" issue and may be correctable with proper tuning of MythTV
> recording options. I only have a 30GB disk right now. That seems to
> hold about 6 1/2 shows and 3 one hour shows and leave me about 1/3 of
> the disk clear for other stuff. If I add a 2 hour movie to that, the
> disk fills to >90% and that's when disk thrashing seems to start.
Ah, I see... you might want to change your "New Recording Free Disk Space
Threshold" in Setup->TV Settings->General so that new recordings won't start
if there are less than <X> megabytes free.
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