[mythtv-users] Using Artigo A1000 as Myth Frontend

Tim Ashman tim at ashmans.net
Fri Jun 5 02:11:43 UTC 2009

Ok, so I'm new to myth but loving it so far.  I've got a separate backend with 
to pchdtv5500 cards and the recording is going great.  I've got another PC 
running the a mythfrontend and it works great.  It is like a 3g, loads of 
memory, etc.

Now my problem,  I purchased an artigo a1000 mini itx kit.  This thing has a 
via something or other cpu and 1g of memory.  Now I installed minimyth on a 
usb stick and successfully can boot the machine, browse the recorded shows, 

However when I try and either watch TV or a recorded show it is too jerky.  It 
isn't a frame dropping kinda jerky, it is like 1 second of perfect video and 
audio, then a hard freeze for about 1/2 second, then 1sec good, 1/2 sec 
freeze, etc.  

What I am wondering is what would cause this problem?  the minimyth loads 
entirely in ram, the board is suppose to have hardware support for decoding 
and when it works for the 1 second it looks very good.

Any ideas on how to configure this board, or is it just not fast enough.



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