[mythtv-users] Pointers for MythTV frontend on Koolu?
beww at beww.org
Sat Feb 9 21:29:06 UTC 2008
Ted Roche wrote:
> On Feb 9, 2008 3:45 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
>> Obviously a PVR can't create MPEG4.
> Not to me. I should have explained that I'm a video noob and just set
> up the backend by following Jarod Wilson's Fedora HOWTO and stopping
> when it worked. MPEG is just a bunch of capital letters to me.
Motion Picture Expert's Group, in case you were wondering.
>> you'd have to transcode, or use a framegrabber and encode with your main
> Well, the backend pretty much sits around doing nothing, so this might
> warm up that corner of the basement.
>> I'm not sure if Myth (or Linux in general) can take advantage of that
>> H/W MPEG decoder, and if it can I don't know if it can deal with MPEG4.
> I just have the rather terse clue on the koolu.org site that Steve
> pointed out. I'll give it a try and see what happens!
Actually if top is showing you 95% CPU usage I'd guess that is your
problem. MPEG4 decoding takes much more CPU than MPEG2, assuming no
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