[mythtv-users] Is mythtv threaded

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Sep 11 15:07:48 UTC 2007

On Sep 11, 2007, at 7:26 AM, King, Josh M wrote:

> Hi all,
> I’m new to mythtv and I was just wondering if mythtv was threaded  
> so that I could take advantage of the dual core processor in my  
> backend machine?
Not specifically, but you will benefit since there are multiple  
processes that the backend runs. For instance, it will spawn a  
process for commercial flagging, another for transcoding, each user- 
defined job will be its own process. You can even tell the backend  
how many jobs to run simultaneously so if you have 4 cores, you would  
want to run 3 or 4 processes at a time to use up all your available  
CPU. if you have a combo backend/frontend, the frontend will be a  
process and X can be off-loaded onto another core which may be  
helpful in watching HD.


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