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Old 11-20-2009, 02:06 PM
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Question SageTVTranscoder Utiliztion Issues with Placeshifter

Hi folks,

Trying to use my Placeshifter on HD (from HD-PVR) content, but am getting choppy playback (brief pause every couple of seconds). The situation:

* Placeshifter CPU is minimally used, it's not a local playback issue.

* Changing the Placeshifter to force low-bandwidth streaming (i.e. auto vs. 250kbps) does not change playback at all. I have a 1Mbps outbound pipe from my server.

* Placeshifting works perfectly on SD content.

* I see that the SageTVTranscoder process is hovering around 50% CPU utilization on my dual-core, but will never go any higher.

* I've attempted to raise the priority of the SageTVTranscoder to "High" and "Realtime" from the default "Below Average" setting, but that doesn't help either.

Is there any way to get the SageTVTranscoder to use more than 50% of my CPU capability so it can transcode in a timely fashion?

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