[mythtv-users] MythTV - Video Distribution Solution?

Rod Smith mythtv at rodsbooks.com
Wed Jan 16 02:32:32 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 15 January 2008 21:01:22 Brian Wood wrote:
> Unless you are doing comm flagging or transcoding. Even these jobs don't
> need much CPU if you are not in a hurry for the results.

Transcoding could be very helpful, since it would reduce I/O needs for 
playback. If you transcode from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 and halve the file size in 
the process, you also halve the network and disk I/O requirements for serving 
that file to a frontend. Given the number of frontends being discussed, this 
could be very important. OTOH, because no Linux video cards have any 
acceleration for MPEG-4 video streams, this would increase the CPU 
requirements on the frontends.

Rod Smith

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