[mythtv-users] Re: Preserving HDTV AC3 audio stream whilst transcoding

David Badia dbadia at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 03:41:16 UTC 2004

>Kyle Rose wrote:
>> I would argue that:
>>>I don't have quite the CPU required to view HDTV (1920x1080i) live or
>>>recorded via the relevant MythTV modules (even though pcHDTV's xine will
>>>chug along at 60% CPU whilst watching live TV)
>> is the problem that needs to be solved. I see the same difference,
>> though my CPU is fast enough to watch HDTV from within myth.
>While I don't have the skill today to submit relevant patches, I
> disagree - the transcode should be able to reduce the resolution so that
> an HDTV capture can be reduced in file size and CPU requirement so it
> will play on anything, if one wants to let the transcode run that long
> and sacrifice that much quality.
> I'm grateful for what MythTV does now, but sad that my hardware is
> sufficient for viewing Live HDTV with pcHDTV's xine, but inadequate to
> display the same stream within MythTV.
> So I'll continue to hope while shopping for hardware.

For the rest of us, what hardware do you have (plays through xine-hd
but not Myth)?
How fast of a machine *is* required to view HD through Myth?


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