[mythtv-users] nuvexport speed
Joseph A. Caputo
jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Fri Nov 12 19:28:13 UTC 2004
On Friday 12 November 2004 12:26, Chris Petersen wrote:
> Tim Sailer wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 03:26:41PM +0000, Greg Cope wrote:
> >>Looking at archiving stuff and have kicked off nuvexport on a 1.5
> >> hour ~ 3 gig recording.
> >>It seems to be very slow, ie 3FPS, or about 10% an hour.
> >>Is this normal?
> > Yup. Renice all the transcode processes to -19, and you should gain
> > some speed.
> You have to be root to do that. If you do, just make sure you trust
> me not to put any exploits into the code. ;)
Actually, I think you can still run the process as a normal user; you
just need to renice it from a root account. The process will retain
its normal permissions, though, IIRC.
> But on a serious note, if you do this, it will also prevent anything
> else on your box from running well -- particularly mythbackend.
> That's a bad thing if you have a software encoder.
Yeah, I'd say it's generally not recommended unless it's a dedicated
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