[mythtv-users] combined HD frontend/backend on P4 3.2Ghz
Ali Asad Lotia
ali.asad.lotia at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 05:44:17 UTC 2006
On 11/21/06, Leighton Brough <brough at baremetalsoft.com> wrote:
> I've got a 3GHz HT P4 with 2GB RAM and a GeForce 6200. With this
> configuration I can completely reliably record 3 HD streams
> simultaneously with commercial flagging of all three, while playing
> another HD recording. This is using bob deinterlacing and no XvMC. I
> have finally sorted out all annoyances with the playback - there are no
> jerks, stutters or tears under any circumstances anymore and the bob
> deinterlacing does look nice. Nevertheless, it did take a long time to
> settle on precisely the right configuration. None of the playback issues
> I encountered were due to running out of CPU grunt, but more a matter of
> getting the video and myth playback settings setup correctly.
> For me recording 3 x streams + 3 x commercial flagging + playback uses
> about 1GB total memory. Commercial flagging is quite memory intensive.
> With 2GB, I also running mytharchive and/or some other stuff as well,
> without swap ever being needed. So 2GB sounds like a good idea to me for
> a BE/FE system with 4 HD tuners.
Leighton, what distro are you using and what if any tweaks did you do?
I'm running Gentoo and have run it for quite a while, but I don't know
if compiler flags will make any difference. I would love to know what
you've done since I have no desire to enter another upgrade cycle.
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