[mythtv-users] Low memory optimizations?

kanetse@gmail.com kane.tse at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 22:24:03 UTC 2007

On 3/21/07, Enigma <enigma at thedonnerparty.com> wrote:
> Greetings.
> I am a long time Myth user.  2 of my frontends are Xboxes.  Since the
> release of 0.20 they have become extremely slow because of their limited
> memory (64 MB).  Under prior versions they performed passably but now
> they are swapping heavily when doing anything.  Menu changes are slow
> and playing a recording takes 15-30 seconds to begin and sometimes
> fails.  Is there anything I can do to decrease the memory usage of
> mythfrontend or X?  I saw a thread a little while ago about some themes
> using more memory than other themes, does anyone have a definitive
> answer on the theme with the lowest memory usage?  I know there are
> plenty of people using xboxes (or other memory-limited machines) as
> frontends, please chime in!

I've also been using MythTV for awhile; but I don't upgrade until
between TV seasons.  So I'm currently stuck on 0.19 until at least
May.  I have 0.19 running on my XBox (Xebian 1.0.3); and it's been

I was planning on upgrade to 0.20 over the summer, but maybe I should
hold off on going to 0.20 until the XBox gets replaced...  Anyone with
an XBox on 0.20 want to comment?

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