[mythtv-users] 1080p x264 playback Chip Speed

Ashley Bostock abostock at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 08:46:42 UTC 2008

On 02/01/2008, Ben Curtis <mythtv at nosolutions.com> wrote:
> Hey Everyone,
> My theater room box has done me well, but now I'm starting to play with
> x264 encoded 1080p files, and the system just doesn't have enough
> horsepower to play them in linux.  Since I have a mobo that is really
> common in HTPC systems I figured I'd ask if anyone else has a chip
> recommendation that would work well for it.  I currently have an ASUS
> M2NPV-VM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131014)
> board and use the onboard Nvidia 6150 graphics, with a Sempron 3400+ chip.
> Anything up to 720p source works fine, but 1080p x264 stutters.  These
> chips fit my board:
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2+50001028+40000343+1051720996&name=Socket+AM2
> Looking to make sure I have more than enough under the hood to play,
> without breaking the bank (usual).  Also, using mplayer, will the a dual
> core system help? (running 64bit FC6).
> Thanks,
> Ben
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I have the same motherboard with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
Plays h.264 1080p files in mplayer using around 25%-30% on both cores.

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