[mythtv-users] Performance of frontend on OSX?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Nov 21 17:33:33 UTC 2009

On Saturday 21 November 2009 10:02:28 Craig Treleaven wrote:
> >Hi,
> >I'm trying to persuade my old Mac Mini, G4 1.25Ghz with 1Gb ram and
> >OSX 10.4.11 to run a Myth frontend.
> >I've downloaded the latest Myth 0.21 fixes frontend from David
> >Snider's site (thanks David) 20091109 I think it is.
> >
> >The frontend does run but the performance when playing back video
> >seems rather poor?
> >It looks like it is dropping a block of frames every half second or
> >more, its hard to describe.
> >
> >Do you think this is that the Mac is just not up to the job or do you
> >think I should try another build?
> A G4 mini should be able to playback standard definition TV recordings, but
> you'll need a newer machine for high def.

By "Newer machine" do you mean an Intel-based unit? Or should it be possible 
to play back HD with a G4, or possibly a G5 (obviously there are no G5 Minis, 
but I'm wondering about a G5 iMac).

Brian Wood
beww at beww.org

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