[mythtv-users] MythTV questions...
garion at twcny.rr.com
Wed Apr 7 12:41:52 EDT 2004
I just setup and got working a basic mythtv box, and I have some questions..
First, a little about the system it its on.. I'm using this box more of a
proof of concept for myself.. It is a Pentium II 400Mhz, 128M, PVR-350,
and a "broken" 40G drive.. By "broken" I mean that I can not get more than
2M/sec rates from hdparm -t.. The drive works, its just slow... I'm using
the 350's TV-Out, and for a distrib, Gentoo...
Now for the questions...
1) I've noticed that channel changing is ---slow---.. Nearly 30 secs to
change the channel... I'm assuming its either the slow drive, or the slow
processor.. Which do you think it is?
2) What is the difference between the frontend and the backend? I haven't
seen a good description of what both of them really do... Does the backend
do the storage?? If I move my backend to another (much faster) machine,
would that solve the channel changing slowness??
3) When using the TV-out on the 350, how's it really work? Does it read
the input from the tuner, then store it to disk, then read it, and send it
to the tv-out? (kinda related to the previous question I guess)
4) Has anyone coded up a burner plugin? To burn DVD's, VCD's from recorded
video? Or even music? If not, I might consider writing one..
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