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

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 04:00:46 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 10:17 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com>wrote:

> 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.
> _______________________________________________

ahh, oops I just realized that I left out a vital piece to all this  I'm
running the Myth FE on OS X using thesniderpad's binary. I'm on OS X 10.5.6.
Sorry I didn't mention that in my first post!
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