[mythtv-users] 1080i HD without XvMC, how much horsepower?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 21:01:34 UTC 2006

On 10/3/06, Mark Lehrer <mark at knm.org> wrote:
> > I would like to see what cpu, gcc, distro, etc.  you use to watch
> > 1080i HD.  I don't want any estimates or people's opinions, there is
> > plenty of that stuff online, I just want people who are NOT using
> > XvMC and watch 1080i without much fuss.
> I am quite satisfied with an AMD x2 3800.  I use a standard Ubuntu
> Dapper setup, 6100 video chipset (onboard my Asus A8N-VM).  Earlier I
> tried a 3500+ and a P4 3.2 GHz - neither one could do it without
> dropping frames.
> My TV is 720p, so I am doing 59.94 fps deinterlacing (bob) - that adds
> to the CPU requirement a bit (but not as much as I would have
> thought).  720p had some frame dropping issues too but not as much.
> So the bottom line - I consider a dual core to be a requirement for
> hi def - both MythTV and X are quite busy.

except that a single core can more than handle the requirements of
even 1080i with deinterlacing.

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