[mythtv-users] requirements for front end

Scott Clark scott at myaddiction.org
Tue Feb 28 15:58:39 UTC 2006

On 2/28/06, sn00p99 at aol.com <sn00p99 at aol.com> wrote:
> i'm curious as to what the cpu requirements for the front end are, and
> how exactly tasks are distributed using mythtv.
> does the backend do all the work, then send everything over the network
> to the frontend, so all the front end needs to be able to do is
> playback streamed video? or is it more cpu intensive on the front end
> side?
> the reason i ask, is because my backend (at the moment) is a p4 1.8
> running a pvr-150. which is great for recording tv, but not so good for
> watching it. so i'm wondering if i put the front end on a faster
> computer, if it would work better.
> any advice would be great.
> thanks
> jp
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I'd just like people to know that I'm able to play back my HDTV
recordings without any problem on my AMD T-Bird 1GHz at about 40-80%
CPU usage. I have a GeForce4 MX setup with XvMC and it works

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