[mythtv-users] PIII 450-frontend: too slow?
kichigai at comcast.net
Sun Mar 12 21:55:49 UTC 2006
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On Mar 12, 2006, at 14.01, kanetse at gmail.com wrote:
> On 3/12/06, Brian Foddy <bfoddy at visi.com> wrote:
>> I know I'm a few days late and haven't read all the threads yet,
>> but I started with a P3-600, purchased a upgrade kit to
>> bring it to a P3-1400. With XvMC, it can do most HD playback;
>> SD is no problem at all.
> You can play HD-content with an P3-1400? I'm amazed. From reading
> this list, I thought one needed at least a 2.4 GHz processor.
That's 2.4 GHz if you're not using an XvMC compatible video card.
XvMC handles MPEG-2 decoding in hardware (the video card's on-board
MPEG-2 decoder), so there's very little stress being up on the CPU.
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