[mythtv-users] HDTV Playback

Doug Larrick doug at ties.org
Wed Nov 24 13:30:56 UTC 2004

dbakker at arrayasolutions.com wrote:
> I just installed a new P4 3GHz 1GB 2.6.9 frontend machine with a NVIDIA 
> 5200 card to help with HDTV playback. My backend is a P4 with 2 PVR250 
> cards and a HD3000 ATSC card. The problem is my frontend is running at 
> 100% CPU (50% mythfrontend and 50% X).

> One thing I noticed is 
> the HDTV Hardware LiveTV playback profile requires RTJPG or MPEG4. 

Red herring.  Not needed.  Ignore it.

 > Does anyone
> know why X would run so high? 

Double check that Xv is running properly (use 'xvinfo').  You're using 
the 'nvidia' driver, not 'nv', right?  What version?


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