[mythtv-users] mythtranscode doesn't seem to

Marc Tousignant myrdhn at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 07:44:47 UTC 2012

I salvaged some equipment from work that was being junked. Turned out it was
still under warranty so I have a new backend / xen server. No myth itself is
not run in xen, I have several windows/mac VM's running on it. I'm loving it
as the resources were spread very thin on my old core2quad system.

The great thing is that this server has 2 XEON E5620's (8 cores, 16
threads). The issue I'm having is that mythtranscode does not seem to be
making great use of the hardware. I'm trying to stream recordings etc to my
ipad, and eventually the video/audio turns bad. I am making an assumption
that it happens when the playback catches up to where the transcode job
currently is. Once it does this the audio skips and the video has a jerky
look to it.

With 16 available processing threads and 32GB of ram, it should be able to
keep up, but it seems to transcode just as quickly as my old core2quad


Ideas? Is there an option I can enable? Or is it just a design/coding



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