[mythtv-users] Backend/Frontend hardware (new system)

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 00:35:02 UTC 2012

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 12:03 AM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
> The android frontends are all (I believe) based on the services api,
> which transcodes to h264 - that takes quite a grunty processor. My
> lowly sempron certainly cannot do it - or maybe it's the lowly 1G ram.
> Anyway if you are going to heavily use the services api, don't expect
> a lowly back end to cope IMHO.

True today.  I have this hope that in some future time the transcoding
might be able to be done on the GPU (Intel has a H.264 encoder on
newer processors, nVidia with NVENC on Kepler, and AMD with their
Video Codec Engine), reducing the processor "gruntiness" required.

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