[mythtv-users] x264 suttering

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Tue Feb 16 14:49:42 UTC 2010

Christopher Meredith wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 8:30 AM, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
>> I have a system that's used to play back SD video.  No HD at all.  The
>> system has an Intel Atom 330 and intel graphics.
>> When I play back lavc-encoded video, my CPU usage is about 30% and the video
>> is perfectly fine.
>> When I play back x264 material, the playback sutters.  Every few secons, the
>> video pauses for a half a second.  I haven't been able to get at it to see
>> logs or to see the CPU usage, so I can't provide much at this point.
>> Is h264 material that much more CPU intensive to decode?
> By a long shot. Especially if it's 720p material, I don't think you
> can play it back at all on an Atom unless you're using VDPAU, which is
> only available on nvidia graphics processors.

OK, so what's the most energy efficient VDPAU capable nvidia cpu?  
Unfortunately I can't use ION as I need composite output, which  was the 
whole point of using intel.



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