[mythtv-users] Mac Frontend requirements for HD playback

Daniel Segel dsegel at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 15:07:31 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 7:48 AM, Craig Treleaven <ctreleaven at cogeco.ca>

> 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?

No, it's a wired 100Mb ethernet connection. I tried it in a smaller window
and it was choppy as well.
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