[mythtv-users] Performance of frontend on OSX?

Craig Treleaven ctreleaven at cogeco.ca
Sun Nov 22 15:20:13 UTC 2009

At 10:25 PM +0000 11/21/09, Mike Dent 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 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.
>> Craig
>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?

Sorry, I'm passing along second-hand reports--I don't have a G4 or G5 here.  I recall reports that a dual G5 was able to handle HDTV decoding OK.  This may have been with 0.20, though.

If you already have the machine, just download a binary from Dave Snider and give it a go. 


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