[mythtv-users] Help in playing hdtv

Juergen Sachs juergen-sachs at gmx.de
Mon Feb 11 20:05:57 UTC 2008

Hi there,

I am running mythtv trunk version an try to get hdtv running smoothly.
First I have to say, that until running the trunk version (I had v0.20 fixes 
before) hdtv livetv was impossible. Now it is playing, but with a 
very "jittery" picture and skiped frames.

I do not know if it is a problem of my hardware configuration:
Gfx: GeForce 7300 SE with native nvidia driver
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU          6320  @ 1.86GHz
Ram: 2GB

So I think it is not too bad. But when I run "top" while playing a livetv I 
see it is displaying about 100% till 140% for mythfrontend. So I guess I 
reached the limits :-(

Mythfronend is running as a normal user.

So the question is if my hardware is not powerfull enough to play hdtv, or if 
I have to tweak my config.

Looking in the documentation did not show me a special configuration hint.

So maybe someone here has a similar config and can give me some advice ?


Jürgen Sachs

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