[mythtv-users] mythtranscode doesn't seem to

Andre mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk
Mon Nov 19 14:04:29 UTC 2012

On 19 Nov 2012, at 08:44, Marc Tousignant wrote:

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

If you are referring to the HLS encoder take a look at this:


Made my i7 transcode a great deal faster, in fact the Quad C2D is much better too.


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