[mythtv-users] Is a kernel upgrade worthwhile for HD viewing? Ubuntu 6.10 with 2.6.16-generic kernel.

jason maxwell decepticon at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 22:27:20 UTC 2007

On 3/25/07, William Munson <william_munson at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> I was wondering if upgrading the kernel from 2.6.16 to something more
> recent is going to cure my stutters? I am having thruput issues watching
> HD live. It seems to keep up pretty well on pre-recorded HD material but
> stutters all the time when trying to watch "live tv". System running a
> athlonXP 2200+, FX5200 agp graphics card. Nvidia driver 9755 (The most
> recent)  System has 512 meg ram and a pair of 7200rpm drives configured
> as a LVM with XFS formatting. Recording from a hdhomeRun connected to
> the same switch as the backend. Anything else suspect in this list?
> Bill

Compiling your own kernel vs using a stock kernel from your distro
could be beneficial. I'm not sure how much improvement you would see
from simply moving to a newer version of the stock kernel. If you
build your own, you can optimize for your specific hardware, and build
and load only the modules you plan to use, which may free up some
memory space for you, and maybe reduce the stutters.

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