[mythtv-users] Might seem like a dumb question but have to ask

Eloy Paris peloy at chapus.net
Thu Feb 25 16:30:15 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 09:59:13AM -0600, Brent Bolin wrote:

> Thanks for your quick reply.
> I have (3) ZOTAC IONITX-A-U Atom N330 1.6GHz Dual-Core Mini ITX Intel
> Motherboard front ends.
> The best playback for OTA HD recordings I use is "High Quality"(no
> vdpau).  I have tried the stock vdpau(slim, normal, high quality) with
> bad results.  Also tried some custom playbacks with the same result.
> Jerky, slow motion, pixelation etc...
> The CPU runs about 30% usage with this.  The playback is very good.

Very good? I assume you mean "very bad", right?

> I have just noticed when playing ripped DVD's it works fine.  Even
> using vdpau high quality.  CPU usage goes down to less then 5%.
> So I'm beginning to think something else isn't configured correct for
> recording OTA HD.

So playing a ripped DVD works great but playing an OTA HD recording has
"Jerky, slow motion, pixelation etc..." issues, right?

> The OTA recordings are very large.
> Here is the file size of the David Letterman show -
> 7808495588

What happens if you play this file with mplayer? Can you run the "file"
command on this file?


Eloy Paris.-

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