[mythtv-users] New installation, choppy video (not DMA) help request
steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com
Mon May 15 12:19:26 EDT 2006
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> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Steven Adeff
> Sent: 15 May 2006 17:06
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> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] New installation,choppy video (not DMA) help
> On 5/15/06, Steve Daniels <steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> > > bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Dan
> > > Sent: 15 May 2006 15:18
> > > To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> > > Subject: [mythtv-users] New installation, choppy video (not DMA) help
> > > request
> > >
> > > Hello all,
> > >
> > > I've been working on a MythDora machine for a few weeks now, in
> > > hour increments. I have a system that seems to be working, but HDTV
> > > playack performance is poor. This includes watching "live" TV. I get
> > > very high CPU usage from X and mythfrontend (50% each) in top. The
> > > and audio both have noticeable (but not extreme) chop. I have checked
> > > FAQ lists that I could find, and don't see any help so far. This is
> > > system info that I can guess might be relevant
> > This is the primary cause of the choppy video. Your system just isn't
> > powerful enough for HD processing on its own.
Ok, let me take back the "Your system just isn't powerful enough" comment.
Since Marco politely pointed that out to me that I was wrong.
But when you have two processes each pegging the processor for 50%. It's not
a bad assumption that they are starved, and having more processing power
would sensibly help that problem.
Apologies for the misinformation,
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