[mythtv-users] 1080p choppy playback

Dan Ritter dsr-myth at tao.merseine.nu
Sun Jan 13 19:06:23 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jan 12, 2008 at 10:09:44PM -0600, Mat Kyne wrote:
> While playing "My Name is Earl" (NBC 1080i) and running top as root, 
> Cpu(s): 53.1%us, 8.4%sys, 0.0%ni, 28.4%id, 11.8%wa, 0.3%hi, 0.3%si, 0.0%st
> Mem: 514668k total. 508852 used, 66428k free, 180k buffers
> Swap: 1048568k total, 372680k used, 675888k free, 190056k cached
> mythfrontend is using 77-82% CPU, Xorg is using 35-37% & Mythbackend is using 7-12%.
> Do I need more RAM? It looks like I am using swap and I never used to do that before. This is the master backend and serves content (only music and MPEG-4 movies) to 2-3 remote frontends?

Whatever you're doing, it looks like your machine can benefit
from another 512MB of RAM.


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