Would video card upgrade help with S-video out?
This is probably an odd ball question but maybe somebody might know.
Would upgrading the video card offload the cpu somewhat? I have read that it will when using HDMI but I don't know about when using S-Video.
I have an HTPC using old hardware that I had laying around. The video jerks about once a second when playing back mkv files that I have copied from my blu-ray disks.
MKVs copied from DVDs work fine and after transcoding the blu-ray mkvs to smaller mp4s works good.
I can log in through ssh and watch the cpu usage and it tops out at 100% when the jerk happens. I am going through S-Video to an old crt tv.
IBM pc P4 3.2Ghz, 1 GB ram, GeForce 7200le (pci-e) HP mce remote
Running headless, except for the S-Video of course.
PCLinuxos LXDE, KODI with Plexbmc streaming through DLNA from plex server over wired 100Mb.
Does everything I need it to except that. I would rather not have to transcode all the files. I found a cheap GeForce 9500 GT but I didn't buy it because i wasn't sure if it would make any difference.