[mythtv-users] Problems playing file from HD PVR

John and Holly Klug j.h.klug at gmx.net
Fri Apr 18 04:28:11 UTC 2008

Brian Wallen wrote:
> I downloaded the sample file that was recorded with the HD PVR that's
> coming out soon, but my combined frontend/backend had problems playing
> it. My CPU would go to 100% and the video would pause every few
> seconds. Is this system enough to play HD content? How can I optimize
> my system to better play HD? My system specs are as follows
> AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+
> GeForce 6200
> 1 GB memory
> MythTV .21
> Gentoo
> Played using the internal player
> I got the file from
> ftp://ftp.shspvr.com/download/moive_clip/hd_pvr_clip/hcw_hd_pvr2_1080i_h264.ts.
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Do you have Twinview turned on?  This just kills your CPU.

Maybe OpenGL is not working.  I have in playback settings Enable OPENGL 
and realtime.  I know when I first set up Myth I had my CPU saturating, 
and I have an AMD64X2 and GEForce 7050PV (on MB).

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