I recently set up my file server/media server and it's running an AMD 64 X2 5000 OC'd @ 3.4 Ghz. I've noticed that playback on the PS3 for 1080p videos will stutter at times, I've ruled out bandwidth because I'm on a Gigabit connection and I've noticed on the status bar on the PS3 Media Server the buffer bar can barely keep up. So I'm positive it's the CPU. Now I need to figure out a solution without having to buy a new CPU.
Does the quality options affect the processing power needed? Like would the Lossless quality option (high bitrate) require less CPU power then the rest?
Is there anyway to give more CPU power to the encoder? I tried setting the mencoder.exe priority to Real Time but that didn't seem to make a difference, the max load it was doing was around 60%.
Are there any other options I can change? I heard that tsMuxer (sp?) requires less CPU power then Mencoder. How would I do this?
Thank you for your help