[mythtv-users] HD thin client?

jedi at mishnet.org jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Jan 30 18:46:02 UTC 2008

>>I think we seriously need to re-evaluate the requirements for HD content
>>on Mythtv.
>>I seen in many many documents that 3 Ghz or higher is needed to play
>>back HDTV.  And a year ago, I would definitely agree with that
>>However, I think the devs have made so many improvements to the code in
>>the last 6 months that this is simply no longer the case.
> I see conflicting performance. With my mythfrontend only 1GHz
> pentium-m, 256MB ram AppleTV running linux, I can do mpeg2 software
> decode of 480p (less than 25 percent cpu) and 720p (60 percent cpu).
> That's great for a less than $250 silent box that includes 40GB hard
> drive, 10/100BaseT ethernet, 802.11 b/g and n wireless IR w/
> controller, HDMI video, component video, analog and optical audio.
> 1080i mpeg2 software decode saturates the cpu and I need to do xvmc
> assisted mpeg2 decode. However, ever since the ffmpg sync about six

   What about h264? There is that Hauppauge box out on the horizon
and a lot of transcoded content out there including a lot of what
we translate ourselves?


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