[mythtv-users] One system works, the other doesn't?
matkyne at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 12 04:11:05 UTC 2006
Here is the deal. I am building my mother a MythTV box for Christmas. I used
a combination of old and new parts to make it. The CPU is a P-III Coppermine
1.0 GHz, with a 256K L2 cache and a 133 FSB. The motherboard is a PC Chips
M779MR, which is a Micro ATX form factor with a 4x AGP slot. It has brand
new 256 MB PC 133 of RAM. It will only be doing SD TV with a Hauppauge
PVR-150. The video card is a Nvidia GF 4400 (64 MB) & I am using the most
recent Nvidia Drivers. So here is the problem. While setting it up I popped
in a DVD the video was terrible, lots of frames dropped. Top told me that
xine was running at 90% CPU. Enabling xvmc didn't help I did a "xine-check"
and all things were good. Both the DVD drive and the Hard drive have DMA
enabled. They are running on two separate IDE channels and both use 80
conductor wire. I tried a different DVD drive and got the same results. Then
I told Xine to play a DVD ISO that was on a network drive. Same problem.
Finally I copied the ISO to the local hard drive and played that, and still
the problem remained.
I know the hardware is adequate, I have a remote front end in my garage that
has a 1.1 GHz CPU, 256 MB PC 100 RAM with on board video. It plays anything
and everything fine. I played the same ISO with Xine and the CPU was only at
20%. Does anyone have any ideas to help me out?
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