[mythtv-users] HD Woes
jturner421 at aol.com
Mon Jan 29 18:32:05 UTC 2007
nate at crosno.net wrote:
>>Also, IMO you simply cannot get away with a single core CPU and hi
>>def. It may sorta work, but for example, if you have a recording
>>and a playback and a commflag process going at the same time you are
>>hosed! Also, myth and X are both quite busy, so dual core helps a lot.
>>I have an x2 3800 and it rocks.
I must be lucky then. I have an AMD 3500+ that runs at 1080i. I rarely
hit 75% on my CPU and do not suffer from any stutters on playback. I
found that the key for me was:
1) Find the proper modeline for your LCD or plasma. It makes a huge
difference in playback and CPU usage
2) Switch to a lightweight window manager.
Prior to my reinstall several months back I was running Ubuntu Breezy
with a full blown Gnome install. Had all sorts of problems with HD
material. I reinstalled using the server install for Dapper and
installed Ratpoison as my window manager. I compiled from source and my
system has been rock solid for months. Prior to that, it was hit or miss.
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