[mythtv-users] Playback problems in iPlayer HD playback
johnbaronreid at netscape.net
Tue Jul 19 08:29:59 UTC 2011
On 19/07/11 09:12, John Reid wrote:
> When I play HD content from BBC iPlayer I have some playback problems. I
> don't know enough about it to describe it very well but I see horizontal
> lines in the output, like the frames aren't being updated
> properly/quickly enough. This happens mainly when there is a more motion
> on-screen. I don't think it is a problem with buffering the feed over
> the internet as it also happens on programs I have downloaded to BBC
> iPlayer desktop. I'm wondering whether my hardware cannot cope with
> these videos or if perhaps I have something set up incorrectly.
> When I'm viewing standard iPlayer content in the browser, top reports
> about 70% CPU usage. For HD content it reports about 150%. Does this
> mean I'm not using the Intel integrated on-board graphics?
I've found the intel_gpu_tools package. intel_gpu_top reports more or
less 0% utilisation.
> My system is:
> Motherboard: Intel TOM COVE DH55TC
> CPU: intel Core i3 530
> RAM: 4GB
> I'm running Mythbuntu 11.04:
> Linux htpc 2.6.38-10-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 28 15:07:17 UTC 2011
> x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> with mythtv version v0.24.1-45-g254c9f7
> I have various driver packages installed that as far as I could work out
> are for my system such as:
> Is the onboard graphics chip supported on Linux? Which packages I should
> have installed to get the most out of the onboard chip?
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