[mythtv-users] Re: MythShyte One unhappy customer (John
ksaenz at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 04:55:03 EDT 2005
Hmmmm the silence is deafening. Looks like "Chuck" (I have heard of
chuck steak, wot kind of name is chuck?) is a complete dolt ;-) , he
even used a dummy mail address typical coward that he is.
> Wow impressive hardware. What distro were you using? so that I won't use it.
> When you installed linux did you select the smp kernel option? What
> window manager did you use? What ripping software were you using to
> rip DVDs?
> Because when I rip dvds using the myth interface. I don't go and watch
> a show in myth.
> Funny you are comparing 2 different hardware. Why haven't you got MCE
> running on the dual PIII? I have Myth running on XP2800 with 512 meg
> of ram and a fusion HDTV card, with Audigy2 card. I don't have any
> problems with viewing TV, or dripping my dvds or music.
> Your problem is laughable you are comparing apples and oranges. If we
> were to value your point of view compare apples with apples.
> > Hi,
> > Actually I'll throw in some useful facts. I did have
> > a dual PIII-550 system with 2gigs of ram running
> > mythtv with a software encoder card. I found from a
> > system perspective that I could get good live tv off
> > the following specs:
> > MPEG4 encoding
> > bitrate 4000 (scaled)
> > Capture at: 320x240 (?don't remember these settings)
> > mpg audio encoding, quality 7
> > (no features turned on)
> > If my system wasn't loaded then I could do live
> > TV/pause/etc. The OSD was a little slow to pop up.
> > Screen wise, I would see Mpeg4 artifacts. Now, please
> > bear in mind that this system was also my server
> > (file, web, mysql, and development box). By Nicing
> > -19 my mythbackend and making sure i didn't load up
> > too many processes things were okay. However, if I
> > tried to do a compile or rip more then 1 DVD at a time
> > (all at nice +19) then the system would stutter all
> > over the place. I also noticed that I could run
> > RTJPEG with out much cpu loading on this machine...
> > but ran into soo many IO bound issues that it
> > effectively strangled the machine.... so I'd do the
> > Mpeg4, just turn down the capture size significantly
> > and you should be okay.
> > I'm now running an MCE150 card in another machine
> > doing video capture. The quality is worlds better
> > then the software encoding card in an XP2400
> > box...file sizes are much larger, but over all its a
> > better experience.
> > -Chuck
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