[mythtv-users] How MythTV works and other questions

John P. Mitchell john at cepros.com
Wed Sep 15 15:22:13 EDT 2004

>> And this is where the Xbox comes in.  From what I have been reading,
>> it actually makes a decent HDTV output device.
> <disclaimer>
> I don't have an Xbox to test with
> </disclaimer>
> That being said, my testing on HD source material, using an XP2400
> (Xbox is a Celeron 700) using Nvidia 5200 ultra (somewhat close to
> what the Xbox has) tells me that HD content is _really_ cpu and GFX
> card intensive.
> Unless you could use XvMC (which knocks out some really nice filtering
> options) the XBox wouldn't have a prayer of playing back "full size"
> HD content. If you automatically transcoded it down, the machine could
> keep up better, but that defeats the purpose of HD doesn't it?
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   I have an XBox running Xebian and Myth and it is fine for non-HD stuff
but it seems like it is just enough for my 640x480 MPEG 4 content. It
is a nice, quiet, fairly easy to setup machine though.

    John P. Mitchell <john at cepros.com>
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