[mythtv-users] slave backend for transcoding only?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Oct 21 02:23:48 UTC 2007

On 10/20/2007 10:09 PM, Dan Wilson wrote:
> Is it possible to set up a slave backend that is used solely to augment transcoding from the master backend using NFS shares to the video files?
> What I would like to do is have the master performing one job in the queue at a time, while the slave performs another job in the queue.  At the present time, if I set the master to perform two jobs at a time, the CPU pegs at 100% (dual-core).  With one job it is about 50%, i.e., one of the CPUs is used fully, but the other one is idle.  I thought that if I set the master to do one job at a time, I could still do useful things on that machine while it transcodes/commercial flags and feeds data via network to the other computer that is also performing a job, thus working almost as fast as if I had the master doing two jobs, but leaving some cpu time for me...
> Is this possible?  Does it even make sense?

myth_job_queue -- no need for mythbackend, even.


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