[mythtv-users] Transcoded MPEG4 + internal player = massive stutter
fancypantalons at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 14:24:39 UTC 2006
I'm going on a trip soon, and so in order to transfer some video onto my
laptop, I decided to instruct Myth to transcode a bunch of MPEG2 recordings
I had to MPEG4. The resulting files work perfectly on the laptop, look
pretty decent, and are nearly a quarter the size of the originals to boot.
*But*, I discovered this morning, much to my chagrin, that the
newly-transcoded versions no longer play back smoothly on my VIA EPIA
frontend using the internal player (ie, when playing them from the Watch
Thinking that my FE may just be a little wimpy, I decided to test the files
with mplayer. And it was able to play them back perfectly. So it *looks*
like the box should be capable. For reference, it's a 1.2Ghz VIA, and the
videos are 720x480.
So, are there any settings I can tweak somewhere to improve MPEG4 playback
performance of the internal player? Or am I stuck just copying the files to
the video directory and playing them back from MythVideo?
As an aside, I've already reconfig'd Myth so it won't delete the originals
when performing a transcode job, lest I get bit by this again. :)
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