[mythtv-users] frontend constantly skipping/dropping frames

R rawgarlic at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 06:28:14 UTC 2008

This is newly installed frontend only system:

Motherboard: VIA PC2500
Processor: VIA C7-D 1.5GHz
North Bridge: VIA CN700
South Bridge: VIA VT8237R Plus
Memory: 512MB DDRII 533MHz SDRAM
Graphics: VIA UniChrome Pro IGP
LAN Chipset: VIA VT6103 PHY
Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC655

Yes, this is just basic low end hardware.

The only problem is that the video playback is not smooth.
It is constantly skipping/dropping frames.

How can I fix this?

I am running "top" and:
With no frontend running the CPU is at about 2%.
With the frontend running the CPU is at about 80%

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