[mythtv-users] Quick opinions

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Jun 1 14:09:08 UTC 2009

On Monday 01 June 2009 01:35:37 John Pilkington wrote:
> Matthew Keefe wrote:
> > I guess part of the problem is that I'm no sure exactly what kind of
> > viewing/transcoding/comflagging I'll be doing as this will be my first
> > mythtv experience...that works anyway :)
> I have a relatively slow Core2Duo CPU (1.8Ghz) in an FE/BE box with a
> single disk unit.   atop rarely shows either core loaded above 30%, but
> disk load during transcoding, mplex etc is usually above 90%.  It looks
> to me as if raw CPU speed is not the most important factor in (SD)
> system performance.

Ageed. I have an old Athlon 3700+ running an SD-only system and it works fine. 
Going to a RAID0 array improved overall performance greatly, since so much of 
Myth is just disk I/O.

But I think the OP of this thread was looking for HD, which can take a lot of 
CPU unless you can use VDPAU.

beww at beww.org

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