[mythtv-users] Front end CPU recommendations?
myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Nov 6 18:52:49 UTC 2008
On Nov 6, 2008, at 10:50 AM, Johnny Russ wrote:
> H264 benefits a great deal from multicore decoding. Parallelization
> is designed into the codec. I don't know much about the details but
> I believe the ability to do multicore decoding depends on the file
> being encoded with "slices". I would assume that most stuff will be
> encoded such that it can be decoded on multicore systems, since they
> are the standard these days. If you are talking about a combined FE/
> BE system then there are many benefits to have multiple cores. You
> can have mysql,commflag, or whatever running on one core, and have
> another core completely dedicated to your playback.
Note that the only comsumer-level h.264 capture device does not use
slices. (The Hauppauge HD-PVR)
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