[mythtv-users] Epia CPU usage

James Tyson james at giantrobot.co.nz
Thu Sep 16 01:25:36 EDT 2004

Hey people.

I have finally managed to get mythtv working nicely, except I have two 
problems, which are most likely related.

When recording live tv my CPU sits at 60%, and when attempting to watch 
live tv (or indeed anything while recording) I get a lot of 
"prebuffering pause".

Hardware is VIA Epia MII-10000 with a 1GHz C3 processor, 512MB of RAM, 
200GB Seagate Barracuda UDMA-100 hard disk and an old BT878 based card 
working with video4linux.  I'm using RTjpeg with uncompressed audio for 
my recording profile.  My kernel is 2.6.8-epia1.

Can anyone tell me what amount of CPU it should actually be using when 
recording?  And any tips on how to make things go a little perkier?


James Tyson
If it's gigantic, it's probably something to do with us.
Giant Robot Ltd, http://www.giantrobot.co.nz/
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