[mythtv-users] Problems with Tuning my DVB card for MythTV
ffrr at tpg.com.au
Wed Aug 10 13:11:11 UTC 2005
Peter Young wrote:
>Thanks for the info. I've got it working now. Works really well in Xine
>and only drops frames occasionly. When I watch LiveTV or recorded shows in
>Myth they stutter a lot as the CPU maxs out even though it only uses 6->12%
>of CPU when recording a scheduled program.
Recording from a DVB-T card like this is a doddle for the CPU. There's
no work to do, except, basically, to put the received data stream in a
file. LiveTV is hardest for it to handle, as it has to record and
playback at the same time (it all gets recorded to the ringbuffer before
>Any tips on getting a smoother picture or am I doomed seeing that it's
>running on a P3 1Ghz with 392MB RAM?
I am far from an expert, but I was led to believe that a 1GHz cpu would
be sufficient. I am using a 2.2GHz Sempron though (with 512MB ram).
First guess though, could it be your graphics card, and/or it's
I have an old TNT2 card in mine at the moment, and it works OK, on
standard definition (720x576), but can't quite handle the higher
definitions. That's OK for me, as I think SD looks good enough. It's
DVD quality anyway!
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