[mythtv-users] HD on SDTV playback question

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Mar 6 20:35:29 UTC 2007

On Mar 6, 2007, at 1:25 PM, Christian Burger wrote:

> You would think that, but on my AMD 64 4200+ X2 939 w/ 2 gigs of  
> memory if I
> don't use XVMC on my Nvidia 5200 it's unwatchable.  It doesn't  
> utilize all
> the CPU but you can tell it's dropping frames.  With XVMC it's  
> beautiful and
> perfect ~ 20% cpu utilization.

Wow, something is seriously wrong. Just one of those cores should  
handle the job with ease.

Are you running any other CPU-hungry apps? If not perhaps your video  
driver setup isn't optimum, assuming that's an AGP video card.

Are you sure you're clocking the CPU where it should be? Frequency  
scaling might be set up wrong, or the mobo settings?

I'd try and figure out what's going on because even if it's working  
OK for you something isn't right and it may bite you when you least  
expect it.

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