[mythtv-users] PVR 350 TV Out and High CPU Consumption

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Dec 4 22:59:25 UTC 2006

On Dec 4, 2006, at 2:56 PM, Rajeev Goonewardene wrote:

> There have been a few posts in the past about mythfrontend taking up
> a lot of CPU when playing back through the PVR 350's TV Out. I had
> this problem until recently when I came across a recent thread
> containing a patch for the driver (from Hans Verkuil) which solved
> the problem.  Now mythfrontend is back to taking around 1% or 2% of
> the CPU during playback.  If anyone else has this problem - please
> refer to
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/ivtv/devel/33225
> The patch is ivtv-queue.c.diff - there is a link on the page.  I
> downloaded the tarball of the 0.8.1 driver and compiled it after
> applying the patch - then installed it and everything worked great.
> Just make sure that the you put the ivtv-fb.ko and ivtv.ko in the
> correct modules directory - for me it was:
> /lib/modules/<KERNEL_VERSION>/updates/drivers/media/video/
> However the installer  put them in
> /lib/modules/<KERNEL_VERSION>/kernel/drivers/media/video/ivtv/
> Which didn't work.
> Rajeev.

That's some great information. It would be helpful to others if it  
was added to the wiki so they wouldn't have to search archives to get  
the answer. Maybe in the FAQ section on this page?


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