[mythtv-users] what cpu is required for hdtv playback
szal0003 at umn.edu
Thu Aug 25 14:00:15 UTC 2005
On 25 Aug 2005, Patrick Szalapski wrote:
> On 24 Aug 2005, Reza Naima wrote:
> > i'm building a system and want to use it as a frontend to play back
> > (eventually) hdtv content. I ordered a 533 celeronD 2.6 as a first
> > -- will that be fast enough, or do i need to go pentium4?
> Probably. I'm using a P4 2.4 and it can just barely playback MPEG2
> 1920x1080i or 1280x720p content. I'm using a GeForce 4 4200, so I can't
> enable "Inverse Discreet Cosine Transform" hardware decoding--maybe you
> can. XVMC off worked better for me than XVMC on. YMMV, try both.
> see also this thread:
I do recommend faster CPU for the backend too--because if you do any
High-Def transcoding, it is really slow.
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