[mythtv-users] Stuttering when watching DVD with subtitles

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sun Feb 4 19:15:48 UTC 2007

On Feb 4, 2007, at 12:12 PM, Christian Güdel wrote:

> *up*
> nobody ever experienced this problem?
> On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 09:46 +0100, me at blaue0.net wrote:
>> Hello,
>> my frontend seems to have a strange problem: If I turn on  
>> subtitles in
>> a DVD, every time a new subtitles must be rendered it'll lose some
>> frames. I doubt that this is hardware related, as it works with
>> mplayer. Anyway, here's my hardware:
>> AMD AthlonXP 1800+
>> 512 MB RAM
>> Shuttle Motherboard
>> 32 MB CF card
>> If I ssh into the box while watching I can see that there is about
>> 15-20% idle when subtitles are rendered, so it is definitly not a
>> cpupower-problem. But I don't have any other ideas. Maybe someone  
>> else
>> has a useful hint for me...
>> Christian

I'd guess you are in fact running out of CPU, you don't have a lot to  
start with.

If your load numbers come from top remember that they are averages  
over a fairly long period of time (as CPUs think) and you are almost  
certainly hitting peaks way over that.

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