[mythtv-users] Is mythtv threaded

Steve Peters - Priority Electronics steve at priorityelectronics.com
Tue Sep 11 16:05:11 UTC 2007

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of John Drescher
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 8:19 AM
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Is mythtv threaded

> 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.
I know that Transcoding is not threaded as my second cpu never goes over 5%
when I am transcoding a single mpeg.

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It depends what transcoder you are using. If you use mencoder, it is not
multithreaded, but if you use transcode, it is. I have a core 2 duo and
transcode uses 100% of both of the cpus when it is transcoding. Run
"nuvexport --transcode" to use transcode. Otherwise, you can just run your
single threaded transcoder twice and transcode two shows at the same time.


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