[mythtv-users] Reducing system resources (cpu, memory)
atd7 at cornell.edu
Wed Feb 25 15:13:32 EST 2004
Quoting Donald McLennan <dmclennan at pacbell.net>:
> I have MythTV running on a 450Mhz computer with
> PVR-250. Like other users with similar low end
> configuration, Mythtv works, but is slow.
> Are there any suggestions on minimizing the cpu and
> memory requirements by disabling various linux
> services to get any better performance? What are the
> minimal linux services that need to be running?
> Are there any key MythTV settings like picture size,
> resolution, etc., that would improve performance?
> Would a PVR-350 card make any difference?
> Or, as others have commented, do I need a faster cpu?
What video card do you have?
I used to have no trouble with DVD playback on a K6-2/500 (I have since
upgraded...) - Linux MPEG decoders have come a long way since then, and so have
video cards. If you upgrade your video card (A GF4 MX440, for example), you
should be able to get smooth playback with 720x480 MPEG.
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