Sunday, February 28, 2010

Misc VDPAU changes

Hoping VDPAU in mythtv will be more stable on the Asrock ION 330HT.

Setting TripleBuffer true in xorg.conf.
Setting video memory size to 512 MB (in BIOS, old setting was auto.)

Advice from here.

Recording several programs on same multiplex simultaneously in MythTV

Friday, February 26, 2010

mpstat - monitor cpu load during video playback

I keep forgetting this great little tool. Indispensable for checking cpu load during video playback.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sharing NTFS volume via smb.

  1. Mount NTFS volume with umask=0222 (samba needs permissions to share drive)
  2. Mount smb share with iocharset=utf8 (to get special characters to display properly)

Override DNS settings from DHCP server

Use Network Manager --> Edit Connections --> IPv4