[mythtv-users] Un-watchable Mythtv

George Mari george_mythusers at mari1938.org
Tue Aug 14 21:22:47 UTC 2007

jphughes at optonline.net wrote:
> jra thanks for the help
> This is a new install and had not worked since being installed.
> I tried capturing TV feed and played it back using 
> mplayer. The playback was flawless. Recorded programs in MythTV  are jerky as previously described.
> By the way I also can’t get it to play a 
> DVD, although I can play the same DVD in mplayer.
> Under system status it show the Myth version as” 0.20.20060828-4 Unknown”
> I will check the log files and see if anything obvious. 
> While I remember  cpu usage is 
> running at 70% with Mythtv is recording . It this not way to high?
Can you tell us your playback settings?

 From the main menu:
Setup->TV Settings->Playback

What is your preferred MPEG Decoder set to?

As for 70% CPU usage when recording, yes, this is much too high.  Have 
you run top while recording and identified which process is sucking up 
that much CPU?  With a PVR-250 and/or 150, you should be around 5% or less.

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