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  Stream Live HDTV from Your Mac
Subject:   my setup
Date:   2007-02-20 18:18:41
From:   constantnormal
Early dual G5 Powermac (2 GHz), 2 GB RAM, eyeTV 500 -- client is iMac G4 upgraded to 1.86 GHz 7447 via DayStar, 1 GB RAM. about 50 ft of cat5 ethernet between them. Everything is running latest versions of all software. Both machines are on a fast ethernet switch from the AE(n), which has the switch and an AE(g) plugged into it.


And I don't seem to have enough oomph to make it happen.


One possibility -- in my attempt to duplicate your results, I tested using an existing file from my eyeTV archive. Is it possible that it only works while capturing and not when displaying an already captured program?


Another possibility -- since both machines are connected to the AE(n) via the same switch, could I be causing contention there? I still have one ethernet port open on rthe AE(n), I could put one of the Macs directly into it. I'm a bit suspicious of the networking, as neither Mac is running flat out. The G5 has lots of idle cycles, and the G4 is running about 70-80% busy when trying to accomplish this.


Speculation welcomed.

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  • Erica Sadun photo my setup
    2007-02-20 18:28:25  Erica Sadun | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    You've got what looks like plenty of processing oomph, enough for both server and client. And it doesn't matter whether you're using a pre-recorded file or one that records on-the-go. I'm using a boring old wired linksys. So my guess would be the networking not the computers.