[mythtv-users] Should I be switching to 0.21?
digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Sat Apr 5 17:10:29 UTC 2008
On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 12:02 PM, Paul Bender <pebender at san.rr.com> wrote:
> Tom Dexter wrote:
> > I'm confused by the statement that slim is the same as 0.20. 0.20
> > didn't even offer ffmpeg as a decoder did it? In any case, it would
> > depend on what the users previous settings were.
> In 0.20, "The Preferred MPEG2 Decoder" option "Standard" is ffmpeg.
> > I'm still on 0.20.2. I'm using bob and libmpeg2. As I understand it,
> > in order to get those exact settings in 0.21, I'd need to create a new
> > profile group with only one profile for all resolutions that used
> > xv-blit (I believe), libmpeg2 as a decoder, and bob as a deinterlacer.
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Ah...thanks for clearing that up. I decided to do a little testing on
my 0.20.2 frontend (P4 3.0 Ghz w/hyperthreading enabled).
Watching 1080i HD content with bob, it appears that the 'Standard'
(ffmpeg) does use a bit more cpu than libmpeg2 that I've been
using...about 10% more overall...certainly acceptable, but it does
seem to use more.
I've been a little concerned with all the talk about extra CPU usage
in 0.21. I have the CPU to spare for sure, but my frontend's fan
noise might start getting noticable if, for example, it went up by 15%
It won't stop me from upgrading though.
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