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

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 23:41:44 UTC 2006

On 10/3/06, Scott Alfter <mythtv at salfter.dyndns.org> wrote:
> Mark Lehrer wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 05:01:34PM -0400, Steven Adeff wrote:
> >> [Someone else wrote:]
> >>> 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.
> >
> > Not true, in my experience with a 3.2 ghz p4, and a 3500+.
> It works for me with an Athlon 64 3700, as I posted earlier.
> What I'm now wondering, though, is how much of an effect choice of distro might
> have on performance.  I'm running Gentoo for AMD64, with a moderate amount of
> optimization (just -O2).  Someone who runs a less-optimized distro (or worse,
> an x86 distro on AMD64 hardware) might well need more powerful hardware to keep up.

on the two Athlon64 3200+ systems I've used, both without XvMC, both
on Debian32, I've had no problem playing back 1080i w/ Bob. One even
doubled as a backend.

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