[ALUG] Anyone use BBC iPlayer streaming? How fast a CPU for full screen?

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Sun Feb 20 22:50:55 GMT 2011

On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 10:50:36PM +0000, Wayne Stallwood wrote:
> On 18/02/11 21:04, Chris G wrote:
> >I can't find anything helpful on the BBC site about this.
> >
> >What sort of processor speed (and memory or whatever else might affect
> >it) is needed to run BBC iPlayer streaming full screen?  Full screen in
> >this case means 1920x1080.
> >
> I left this as I don't have a straight answer.
> See I download my iPlayer content using one of the *cough* various
> OSS utilities that can do so.
> I run XBMC on an Acer Revo with the Nvidia ION chipset, apart from
> the odd bit of HD content that trips it up it generally manages to
> play anything up to and including 1080p, full screen without drama
> with a bit of help from VDPAU.
> However that machine will not manage to play back flash video
> (iplayer or youtube from within their respective sites) full screen
> at or over 480p without dropping frames and/or tearing.
> That probably holds true for anything else based on the Atom.
Thanks, that at least gives me a 'ball park' idea.  The system I've been
using is an oldish Athlon 64 based system, I'm not really sure how it
rates comoared with more modern processors.

Chris Green

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