[mythtv] Advise visualization

Chris Palmer mythtv at zencow.com
Sat Apr 12 13:05:47 EDT 2003

Joseph A. Caputo wrote
> Yes, but you're only streaming the encoded mp3 data, not decoding it... that's 
> being done on the client end.
> That being said, I wouldn't expect mp3 decoding to add *that* much load, but 
> in conjunction with real-time video encode & decode, I was just curious at 
> the overall load.

ok, because Brent is doing all of that on a single machine
(frontend and backend sharing a host), then it contributes
a bit more to CPU usage than in my setup.  visualization 
(of any kind) would add to load, and encoding and decoding 
streaming video would certainly add to that.

I've been really impressed with streaming medias over the
years, since they do not seem to require much CPU power to
decode (all the heavy work is done during encoding).

It may be that my CPU is just beefy enough, but I never see 
much load for decoding MP3's (icecast->xmms) or playing 
remote video in MythTV (remote frontend).  I used to think
streaming audio was CPU intensive work and would wonder if 
"top" was broken and just wasn't showing proper numbers, 
but I know that isn't the case.  ;)


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