[mythtv-users] Is the Digital Future bleak?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Jun 2 06:15:08 UTC 2007

On 06/01/2007 08:15 PM, jason maxwell wrote:
>> I'm starting to think my Athlon
>> X2 4800+ needs upgrading so I can do HDTV at 1.5x
>> timestretch--although I'd really like 1.75x since that's where I
>> watched almost all of my SDTV.  So, how much do you think those
>> Phenom's/FASN8's will be?  Or does anyone know if an X2 6000+ will
>> do it?
> I have an Athlon 64 4200+ X2 playing a "planet earth" episode
> timestretched at 2x as I'm typing this. I'm running Ubuntu edgy 64. I
> built an smp kernel myself, but there's nothing special about it.
> I've got myth deinterlacing and resizing the stream to 720p which is
> native for my TV. I can actually watch HD timestretched while
> comflagging a couple of other shows simultaneously with no skipping
> or choppiness of any kind. This is w/o the use of XvMC also. I would
> think your box could do the same, if not better. -J

So what CPU usage do you get at normal playback?  What about at 1.25 and
1.5 and 1.75?  Mine goes well over 100% of one core before 1.5x (usually
around 1.35 or so), and since the decoding is not multithreaded, causes
prebuffering pauses.


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