[mythtv-users] Problems in "Watchs TV"
matt at vollmars.com
Sat Sep 18 08:21:14 EDT 2004
Thanks a million. This is exactly what I needed. I may actually be
able to WATCH TV now instead of record and watch later. Still need an
IR blaster to change the channels on that stupid cable box. I hate
those darn things.
On Fri, 2004-09-17 at 17:57 -0800, 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
> 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
> Good luck!!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt Vollmar
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Sent: 9/17/2004 6:37 AM
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Problems in "Watchs TV"
> I have the same issues, although my system is a little less powerful.
> I've been wondering if some of my settings are wrong. For instance, I'm
> using mpeg4 because rtjpeg doesn't come as an RPM and I didn't feel like
> compiling. It could also be DRI not working correctly in Xorg 6.8.
> OS: Mandrake 10.1 Cooker with extra new stuff from Thac
> Processor: AMD Athlon 900
> RAM: 448 MB (or something like that)
> HD: 10 GB (I know...tiny...I will run it on an external when I get it
> working right)
> Video Card: 3dfx Voodoo 3 (DRI does NOT work with Xorg)
> Capture Card: Brooktree BT878 (ATI TV Wonder, I think)
> Sound: SB Live! (EMU10k1)
> I would love to hear any ideas.
> On Fri, 2004-09-17 at 10:51 -0500, Chris LaForce wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am having problems when watching live tv with the audio and video
> > stalling every few seconds witch makes the playback seem very jerky.
> > Just wondering if anyone has any ideas. The directory that I store my
> > live TV data in is in my home directory which is an ext3 file system I
> > don't know if this could be the problem(I know some suggest xfs) or if
> > need a better capture card. Some other stats:
> > Operating System: Fedora Core 2
> > Processor: AMD 1 GHZ
> > RAM: 1.5 GB
> > HD: 80 GB(mostly free space)
> > Video Card: Nvidia Geforce 5200
> > Capture Card: Hauppage WinTV Theater
> > Sound Card: SB Audigy
> > Thanks,
> > Chris.
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