[mythtv-users] re: Can I test pcHDTV on old hardware?
erickb at burtnesseng.com
Sat Mar 20 15:47:45 EST 2004
Hey Brandon, thanks for the info. I just posted in another thread about my
experiences so far, because another guy was asking about CPU requirements
for the pcHDTV. I haven't had much luck with transcoding so far, but I'll
Right now I'm wondering if anyone can explain why I'm seeing such different
results playing back HDTV streams on various software. I'm using Myth to
record from the pcHDTV, and then playing back the .nuv files, which as far
as I can tell are just the transport streams captured by the card. Myth
can't play back the stream very well at all on my CPU. Both audio and video
stutter and drop frames badly. That's no surprise, as I didn't expect an
800 MHz P3 to keep up.
The surprising thing is that VLC is able to play back the same file fairly
well. It still drops some frames and it's a little jumpy, but it's actually
fairly watchable, IMO. So why the big difference between the two? Does that
mean that Myth's player has room for optimization as compared to VLC? I am
using a VLC binary from Freshrpms.net, and I compiled Myth from CVS.
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