Ipad 2 EyeTV Live Streaming w/ Live TV Plasma Too

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bearcat02, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. bearcat02 macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2011

    I'm running EyeTV on a 2.26 C2D mac mini (late '09). When trying to stream live TV to a iPad 2 while also watching live TV via the mac on a 720 plasma screen the iPad 2 video drops a lot of frames. Both of the live feeds are HD channels from an antenna using an HDHomeRun.

    When this happens, the CPU usage is at 100%. Using just the iPad or mac/TV is fine. Has anyone tried this with a similar mini using a Turbo.264 HD to offload some of the file conversion to reduce the CPU load?

  2. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    Trans-coding the tv to an ipad stream and decoding the homerun signal is a lot to do for a C2D. Maybe there's some way to offload some of that work to the GPU? What kind of video card does that Mac Mini have?

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