Lets put something nice here
x264 lib has capability to tune performance/quality for given deployment scenario. I've created patch (#12055) allowing user to select preset & tune for achieving desired speed-qualty compromise for HLS transcode.
Original MythTV code is using defaults preset/tune: "medium/<null>". Setting preset to "ultrafast" and tune to "movie" gives me hard-to-notice-difference picture and 35-45% transcoding speedup.
On my 3220T (IVB i3, 35W) transcode 3-5Mb/s 1080i@50 source movie to email@example.comMb is approx 35-40% now faster than realtime while default settings give me 90-95% of realtime (so I can't watch firstname.lastname@example.orgMb under Torc on iPad4). So practically afar i.e. 30min of watching I have 13min of email@example.comMb already transcoded ahead. And all this for most demanding setting in Torc. Nice!
Setting preset/tune currently is arranged exactly the same way like transcode threads. E.g. to change preset from default 'medium' to 'ultrafast', run mysql clinet in terminal and issue:
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INSERT settings ( value, data, hostname ) VALUES ( 'HTTPLiveStreamPreset', 'ultrafast', NULL);