[mythtv-users] Re: PVR-350 with choppy video

Rei Toi rei_toi at walkingmountain.com
Fri Apr 22 15:59:50 UTC 2005

Bennett Leve wrote:
> > Actually I was incorrect with
>>  this observation. If I let the > mythfrontend run for some time it
>>  spikes up to 92% CPU even if the video > out on the i819 is used. > >>
>>  I noticed that the mythfrontend program is taking 90% of the CPU, but
>>  >> when I use the onboard video card (i810) it uses 50% of the CPU. >>
>>  I followed the directions from http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/fcmyth.php >>
>>  to do the initial install. >> Not sure where I should start looking to
>>  see why using a different >> video source would use so much more CPU
>>  for the mythfrontend. Any >> pointers would be greatly appreciated. >>
>>  -Bennett [...]

>> Make sure that you select the option to use the PVR-350 video out in 
>> mythtv's setup screens. (Sorry, I forget which one off the top of my 
>> head.)

 > In mythfrontend or mythtvsetup?  In mythtvsetup under the settings I
 > have the checkbox on for it to use the PVR-350 hardware decoder on
 > /dev/video16 turned on.
 > Not sure there is anywhere else to set something to tell it to use the
 > PVR.

The setting is mythfrontend:
Setup -> TV Settings -> Playback

Go to the screen titled: "Hardware Decoding Settings"

Select/enable: "Use the PVR-350's TV out/MPEG Decoder"

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