[mythtv] performance

Chuck Ferring mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sat, 14 Dec 2002 10:18:37 -0800

Video card is a Gforce2 and sound card is a SBLive.

Also, I tested with more memory by borrowing 256Mb from another machine
(bringing me up to 512) and things improved quite a bit.

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe [mailto:joe@nationnet.com] 
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2002 9:51 AM
To: mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Subject: Re: [mythtv] performance

    I was thinking last night and I'm curious as to what video and sound

card you are using.

Chuck Ferring wrote:

> I noticed that watching live TV uses 95-100% CPU time using mpeg4 
> encoding at 640 X 480.  My system is an Athlon XP 1800 with 256M PC 
> 2100 ram.  Running hdparm tells me that my hard drive throughput is 
> about 23 Mb / sec.  Is this performance about what I should expect?  
> If so, what would be the best way to increase performance, more 
> memory, faster processor or faster hard drive?
> Thanks.

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