[mythtv-users] Re: MythShyte One unhappy customer (John
choukalos at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 22 11:40:53 EDT 2005
What did I miss? Dolt? Insulting me? Dummy email
address? Just too busy to read the lists that
much.... Perhaps you should be thinking.... super
busy, trying to be nice and add back to the
community... as in ... heck you can run a software
encoder at 320x240 and a 1 gig pIII has slightly more
output then a dual pIII 550 (usually the 2nd processor
adds about 70% capacity due to load/store collisions,
etc..). I'd think similar settings would probably
work [Keep with me here... I'm sure you can do it]...
but really the hw cards are much nicer picture
quality... blah blah blah...riding on previous scanned
thread... probably worth the extra expense...blah blah
blah and etc.
As far as all that other krap ola... huh? I didn't
say... its not relevent really... last time I checked
the list there weren't that many newbie's... etc...
Thought I was being clear.... oh well. Did some one
actually have a real question? Or just is bored and
trying on flame war 101 cause they're not busy?
I'm happy for you that you've got all this free time.
Some of us don't.
--- Kevin Saenz <ksaenz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hmmmm the silence is deafening. Looks like "Chuck"
> (I have heard of
> chuck steak, wot kind of name is chuck?) is a
> complete dolt ;-) , he
> even used a dummy mail address typical coward that
> he is.
> > lmao.
> > Wow impressive hardware. What distro were you
> using? so that I won't use it.
> > When you installed linux did you select the smp
> kernel option? What
> > window manager did you use? What ripping software
> were you using to
> > rip DVDs?
> > Because when I rip dvds using the myth interface.
> I don't go and watch
> > a show in myth.
> > Funny you are comparing 2 different hardware. Why
> haven't you got MCE
> > running on the dual PIII? I have Myth running on
> XP2800 with 512 meg
> > of ram and a fusion HDTV card, with Audigy2 card.
> I don't have any
> > problems with viewing TV, or dripping my dvds or
> > Your problem is laughable you are comparing apples
> and oranges. If we
> > were to value your point of view compare apples
> with apples.
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Actually I'll throw in some useful facts. I did
> > > a dual PIII-550 system with 2gigs of ram running
> > > mythtv with a software encoder card. I found
> from a
> > > system perspective that I could get good live tv
> > > the following specs:
> > >
> > > MPEG4 encoding
> > > bitrate 4000 (scaled)
> > > Capture at: 320x240 (?don't remember these
> > > mpg audio encoding, quality 7
> > > (no features turned on)
> > >
> > > If my system wasn't loaded then I could do live
> > > TV/pause/etc. The OSD was a little slow to pop
> > > Screen wise, I would see Mpeg4 artifacts. Now,
> > > bear in mind that this system was also my server
> > > (file, web, mysql, and development box). By
> > > -19 my mythbackend and making sure i didn't load
> > > too many processes things were okay. However,
> if I
> > > tried to do a compile or rip more then 1 DVD at
> a time
> > > (all at nice +19) then the system would stutter
> > > over the place. I also noticed that I could run
> > > RTJPEG with out much cpu loading on this
> > > but ran into soo many IO bound issues that it
> > > effectively strangled the machine.... so I'd do
> > > Mpeg4, just turn down the capture size
> > > and you should be okay.
> > >
> > > I'm now running an MCE150 card in another
> > > doing video capture. The quality is worlds
> > > then the software encoding card in an XP2400
> > > box...file sizes are much larger, but over all
> its a
> > > better experience.
> > >
> > > -Chuck
> > >
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