[mythtv-users] Core 2 Duo iMac, terrible performance as front end

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Fri Jan 30 03:17:45 UTC 2009

Matt Emmott wrote:
> I must be doing something wrong - I just picked up a 20 inch iMac with 
> a 2.4GHZ Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM and ATI mobility HD 2400 video, and I 
> can't get reliably good playback on the thing.

A 2.4Ghz C2D should handle just about anything you're going to throw at 
it.  The problem is that ATI card.  ATI graphics support under Linux is 
relatively horrible.  Drivers exist, but often don't work properly.  If 
Xv is not working, you will struggle to play video at decent resolutions.

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