[mythtv-users] AMD guide to building a Media PC

David Murphy dm1000 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 09:36:06 UTC 2007

Jarod Wilson wrote:
  My frontend
> sports a 3500 and it never gets above 40% busy playing back HDTV  
> material. 

My frontend is a Sempron 3400, 512Mb 533Mhz ram in single channel on the 
Asus M2NPV-VM board w/ onboard Nvidia 6150 graphics.  Using Mythdora 3.2 
w/ I believe the Nvidia-9629 drivers.  I'm just outputting to an older 
SD analog tv at the moment. I'm seeing about 85-90% cpu from 
mythfrontend on HD content using kernel deinterlacing and StandardXvMC 
option.  Bob deinterlacing pegs the cpu at 99-100%.

I'm interested in learning if this kind of cpu usage is typical on this 
level of hardware given the current state of the nvidia drivers, xvmc 
etc or if I have something configured wrong and should be seeing lower 


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