Val Killmore wrote:I have a side by side monitor setup. My HDTV/PS3 combo for one monitor, and my PC runs the other monitor. I tend to do a lot of PC work when I am viewing movies, sitting back with my wireless keyboard and mouse, or even my Android to control my PC. When I have to transcode, my PC is basically useless.
Transcoding-------> 90+% CPU usage for PMS, and a non-functioning PC at that point. Fine late at night, but not during the day/evening when I need to use my PC.
Remuxing --------> avg. 15-20% CPU usage for PMS. Totally functional PC while still watching high definition movies with DTS.
Big difference in my books. And I tend to watch a movie, pause it if I have to, do what I have to do, then press play. Or I stop the movie and use the 'Go to' function to quickly get back where I was. I don't bounce back and forth often, so I never see sync issues at least not so far.
Now that I installed SJ49, man everything seems golden. And after a reboot of my PC, and setting up SJ49 as a service, I am pretty much having zero troubles (other than .rar's don't work) meaning no more zombie mencoder.exe or javaw.exe processes.
In fact, watching a 11 GB copy of Green Lantern streaming from the same PC I'm writing this on, as I am batch re-naming and obtaining cover art for all my movies, with uTorrent just a humming and several other programs running like Skype and such. This wasn't even close to possible with the last few builds when tsMuxer wasn't working.
I am a happy camper now. Thanks SJ !
Coltaine79 wrote:Regardless, I think the best scenario for minimal impact to your PC is a good old AVI file. The PS3 just reads that natively, whether it's got an MP3 soundtrack or AC3. I don't even think that's considered remuxing, more like "PS3 playing an AVI off a network share". The added bonus is that you have full (blazing fast!) scene search functionality (square button) as well as fast-forward and rewind.
Of course, AVI is not the preferred format these days, especially for HD, but that's a different story...
Already replied with a solution to this on the previous page:Coltaine79 wrote:I hear you when it comes to CPU usage of mencoder. Sadly, I am one of those people who upgrades more often than he needs to (meaning my CPU is always pretty recent & fast) so after I made the switch from tsmuxer to mencoder last year, I have to say that I didn't notice my PC becoming unusable while streaming via PMS (sometimes a friend will watch a show while I Compute). That said, I haven't tried "gaming" while my PC is mencoder-streaming; perhaps I'll notice a difference in that situation.
SubJunk wrote:For those of us who have audio sync problems with tsMuxer but also encounter the high CPU usage that Val Killmore described, just set the "Number of cores used for transcoding" setting on the Transcoding Settings tab to lower
And Val, not sure why you insist on giving analogies that miss the point. It's great that tsMuxer produces good audio sync for you, but for others it produces files that are very noticeably out of sync, and sync trumps speed. So while it makes sense for you personally to use tsMuxer it doesn't make sense for me and others who have these issues with it.
SubJunk wrote:But if tsMuxer did fail for you, why couldn't you just change the number of cores used for transcoding? That stops it from slowing down other programs.
SubJunk wrote:It's lucky tsMuxer works for you, then
At some stage we might want to look at an alternative to it
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