[mythtv-users] Performance of frontend on OSX?
jaw1959 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 21 22:36:53 UTC 2009
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On Nov 21, 2009, at 5:25 PM, Mike Dent <mcdent at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/11/21 Craig Treleaven <ctreleaven at cogeco.ca>:
>>> 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
>>> 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.
> Thanks Craig
> can you tell me if the playback of SD will be on par with a more
> powerful processor, ie AMD X2 3000?
> Or should I expect many dropped frames?
> How does it perform on your G4?
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I was able to use .20 on my 1.25ghz eMac running OS X 10.4, but I saw
similar results to what you describe with .21 from the snider pad. I
installed debian etch on the same machine, and it played back SD quite
well. I've since replaced it with a zotac ion based machine. Good
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