[mythtv-users] CPU power and decoding

nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 17:13:47 UTC 2004


AFAIK, the onboard encoder cards use almost nothing at all, eg. you
can get away with using them on a pentium 2.


On Thu, 07 Oct 2004 18:57:30 +0200, Milos Prudek <prudek at bvx.cz> wrote:
> > This depends on the tuner card as well: hardware MPEG cards like the
> > Hauppauge, AVer 179 and Yuan do indeed consume little horsepower
> > because, like the DVB cards, they output precompressed MPEG-2 -- they
> > do it by having an onboard co-processor that does the hard work,
> > converting electricty into heat.
> 
> This is an important point. I'd like to guess how much GHz CPU cycles
> (very approximately) difference is there.
> 
> Could you please compare
> 
> - a PVR-250 with AMD Athlon 3GHz,
> 
> - a Pinnacle PCTV Pro  with AMD Athlon 3GHz?
> 
> When I want to record a broadcasting, and do commercial skipping, how
> much CPU cycles (GHz, rough estimate) would be left for other unrelated
> tasks on the PC ?
> 
> --
> Milos Prudek
> 
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