[mythtv-users] Is mythtv threaded

Bert Van Kets mythtv-users at vankets.com
Tue Sep 11 15:08:50 UTC 2007

Jon 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?
> While I can't say for sure if it is threaded or not, I will tell you  
> that you will see a benefit from a dual core processor, because  
> mythtv, in general, is several different programs that each do  
> different pieces of the puzzle. The backend process is what does the  
> main scheduling and recording, while the frontend is for playing,  
> browsing the program guide, it's the main interface if you will, then  
> each plugin (mythvideo, dvd, etc) is it's own program. So, while I  
> can't say for sure if it's threaded (I'm sure someone else will be  
> glad to tell you) you will not be disappointed in using a dual core  
> system.
> ~Jon
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If it is threaded it would be worthwhile to test MythTV on a cluster of 
cheap machines. The transcoding for one would be a lot faster. Maybe a 
decent primary machine is needed to handle the capture cards, but the 
transcoding could be offloaded to the other nodes of the cluster.

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