[mythtv] using mjpeg (non-tuner cards) and effect on cpu requirements

Ray mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sun, 27 Oct 2002 14:32:07 -0700

On Sun, Oct 27, 2002 at 10:58:31AM -0800, Harondel J. Sibble wrote:
> Just curious, if one is using an Mjpeg card (Zoran based like the DC10+) 
> which does hardware encoding, does that reduce the beefiness of the cpu 
> required to run MythTV?

MythTV doesn't currently take advantage of hardware compression.  

> Also what are people using for controlling their external tuners (dss, 
> digital cable etc). Home built serial port IR tx's a la lirc, or commercial 
> units.

See the thread with the subject "New Mythtv user with Matrox Marvel G200TV"