[mythtv] Front ends for other machines

mark at zzo.com mark at zzo.com
Thu Mar 27 12:12:34 EST 2003

Ok - I -can- watch live TV via FreeBSD which is nice.
CPU at 90% BUT it's sorta going in slow motion...
using the default mpeg4 settings.
The icons are totally hosed for some reason but it's getting there...

mark at zzo.com(mark at zzo.com)@2003.03.27 11:24:52 +0000:
> So I'd just like to watch pre-recorded shows (LiveTV would be
> nice too of course) on my FreeBSD box.
> After blowing NuppelVideoRecorder & RTjpeg out of the build
> & making some other changes I was actually able to get the myth
> frontend up & connecting to my myth backend box.
> It can play recorded shows - & pretty much do everything except
> watch LiveTV.
> The only hitch is that it's slow - the video & audio hiccup about
> every 3-5 secodns for a second or so.
> It's a 1.6Ghz Athlon (not XP) - & the CPU runs at about 80% & it's
> got MMX support, Xv, and shared memory support.
> I just tried Thor's 'skip' patch but that didn't help.  It's a 100Mbps
> switched ethernet connection so I don't think that's it.
> The files are mpeg4 encoded at 480x480 at 4400 target bitrate.
> Too much maybe for my CPU?  64MB RAM.
> Any thoughts?
>     M
> PS I think there needs to be a MUCH cleaner separation between the
> frontend & backends - maybe like 2 totally separte packages with a
> 'common' package.  When just trying to make a front end there's way
> too many dependencies on stuff just for backends...
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> Mark Ethan Trostler	mark at zzo.com
> Computing Solutions	http://www.zzo.com
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