[mythtv] New user
Thu, 21 Nov 2002 14:22:48 -0600
On Wed, 20 Nov 2002 20:34:07 -0700
Ray <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 06:04:35PM -0800, Wes Biggs wrote:
> I REALLY like the current SiS chipsets and tend to choose boards based on
> them. Unfortunately most of these boards are from the various PCChips
> companies and many people don't like them because they are cheap (in both
> senses) but I've had no trouble with their current SiS based stuff. All the
> on board stuff (ethernet, sound, ide controllers, etc) seem to be well
> supported in Linux. The full atx boards from both Amptron and Elitegroup
> have enough room around the cpu socket for the large Alpha 8045 heatsinks
> which make it a lot easier to build a quiet machine.
You might look at the Leadtek 735KDA, a little higher priced, but
nice quality work (SIS735, which is my desktop). With an athalon
XP2000, I can encode 640x480 TV to divx/mp3 in real time with
about 10% to spare. Has all the standard SIS 735 gizmos.
A couple of tuning tricks to consider:
on video filesystem, add noatime to mount options.
on ext3 based video filesystem add data=writeback to mount options.
Also replace v4l with v4l2.
-Monty Walls (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- MIS, Oklahoma Tax Commission
- My opinions are my own, my employer knows nothing about it.