[mythtv-users] Mac Frontend requirements for HD playback

Craig Treleaven ctreleaven at cogeco.ca
Sun Jun 29 14:48:19 UTC 2008

At 11:32 PM -0700 6/28/08, Daniel Segel wrote:
>I have an iMac G5 1.8GHz system that I'm trying to run Mythfrontend on. My backend records and plays back HD content just fine with no problems at all, but when I try to play any recorded HD content on the Mac it's very jittery and many frames are dropped. Before I spend a lot more time on this system I'd like to know if it's reasonable to expect this Mac to play back HD programming in the first place.
>And if not, would a newer Intel Mac Mini do the job? What's the minimum processing/graphics power I need on a Mac to work as an effective frontend for HD content?

Any Intel mini will play 19 Mbps Mpeg2 HD fine.  You aren't trying to play HD over a wireless network connection, are you?


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