[mythtv-users] Is my processor too weak for watching live TV video and DVDs?

Calvin Dodge caldodge at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 19:49:45 UTC 2007

On 6/25/07, Thomas Pfau <pfau at nbpfaus.net> wrote:
> I have an Intel 386 700MHz that runs MythTV just fine.  My PVR-150-MCE got
> plugged into it when another machine died.  It has been recording for me
> for about 6 months.  I occassionally use it for playback and have no
> issues with it.  That machine has a I810 graphics chip on the motherboard.
>  I could loook up other specs when I get home from work tonight.

The critical question is "what quality are you recording at?"

IIRC the Hauppauge hardware-based cards can do 2,4 and 6 MBps.  Do you
recall how big your video files are? If they're around 1.2 gigs per
hour, then you're recording at 2 MBps.


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