[mythtv-users] HD-PVR playback--high CPU usage

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 13:25:03 UTC 2010

> I'm having trouble playing back recordings from my Hauppauge HD-PVR.
> The CPU on my Pentium dual core frontend is pegged and playback is
> unwatchable.
> What is weird is that I can play back 720p h.264 torrented video files
> with no problem.  In that case playback is perfect and cpu is probably
> around 30%-50%.  I would think the 720p h.264 video coming from the
> HD-PVR should be roughly equivalent to the video files.  I don't
> understand why the system can't handle it.

The torrents are probably much lower bitrate.


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