[mythtv-users] Epia CPU usage

Steven mythmail at richardstraat.homedns.org
Thu Sep 16 01:50:07 EDT 2004

James Tyson wrote:

> 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?
I'm afraid there are only two things you can do and they both involve 
- get a tv-card that can do harware encoding (like the PVR250)
- get a faster machine.

Software encoding on a EPIA-M seems like a bad idea.


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