[mythtv-users] recommendation for new combined frontend+backend?

Frank Hartmann soundart at gmx.net
Sun Nov 6 18:34:53 UTC 2011

Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> writes:

> On 11/5/2011 13:20, Frank Hartmann wrote:
>> Playback of 720p50 recorded from ARD is 167% load (based on top,
>> probably max=200%) using vlc.
> Using more than one processor on progressive content means it's H264, 
> and multi-sliced.  That load on an Athlon II would put the bitrate 
> somewhere around 12-13Mbps.  You can probably expect to make it up to 
> around 15Mbps, or half that for single-sliced content, before you start 
> suffering playback problems.

Hi Raymond, I did neglect this. I sampled some more streams from ARD,
ZDF and Arte and the playback is dropping parts of frames sometimes. 
CPU load is then around 180%. Uh oh 

I hope this GPU acceleration will help me, otherwise I will need a
seperate frontend.

kind regards

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