[mythtv-users] Hardware: Via MII or Geforce FX5200?

Wander Winkelhorst w.winkelhorst at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 12:11:21 UTC 2006

On 2/8/06, Ron <mythtv-users at doobedoobedo.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday 08 February 2006 11:07, Wander Winkelhorst wrote:
> > --------- snip --------------
> > If you play the mpeg streams, how much is the CPU usage?
> > What kinds of mpeg streams are you using? (bitrate, resolution)
> >
> > Thanks for the info sofar, it's very usefull.
> >
> > Wander.
> I have an SP1300 - Mplayer plays 720x576 mpeg stream with 1% CPU usage, Xine
> uses about 5%, Myth uses about 10%. All using XVMC acceleration.
> I have a PVR 150 (This get HOT so beware if it's in a small passively cooled
> case) in the PCI Slot which uses about 1.5% CPU when encoding so I can watch
> live TV with about 11.5% CPU.
> Hope this helps

Thanks a lot Ron!

I had no idea that VIA's are that fast for playing MPEG2, 11,5% max
CPU, I figured it would be more like 60-70%

And thanks a lot for the heads up about the PVR's. I think I am going
to stick some heatsinks on my PVR500, just to be sure :-)

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