[mythtv-users] Problems in "Watchs TV"

Chris LaForce laforcec at centurytel.net
Sat Sep 18 00:29:55 EDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-09-17 at 20:57, Nathan Elliott wrote:
> I'm using a 1GHz celeron system - I had to tweak a lot to get things to
> work, but I'm ALMOST 100% happy with the results:
> I have a 1Ghz cpu with an el-cheapo WinTV capture card
> Some el-cheapo GeForce2 MX video card
> My settings:
> MPEG 4
> 320x480
> 3000 Kbits/sec 
> Max Quality 1
> Min Quality 10
> Max interframe diff 5
> Enabled both interlaced encoding options, this seems to reduce the CPU load.
> Disable all de-interlacing, and other fancy features.
> Enable jitter-reduction on playback
> MP3 audio
> 32000 KHz sample rate
> Quality 7
> My CPU runs between 75-95% while watching LiveTV.  Picture quality is very
> good...but not perfect.  I've tried setting the bit rate to 3500, which
> provides excellent results, but I then get some of the stuttering you
> describe.
> Good luck!!
   Thanks for the post I changed a few of those settings and played
around to get a good mix between performance and quality of the
picture.  It looks like I have about the same CPU usage as you but
everything looks fine.
Thanks again,


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