AW: [mythtv-users] mythtv on EPIA MII 12000

Ejay Hire ejay.hire at
Sun Aug 22 05:01:19 EDT 2004

Instead of the ?traditional? Htpc route, have you looked at
the little shuttle pc's?  Mine sits quite nicely in the
empty space next to my stereo.  (grumble, ...but the spdif
out is on the front of the case, grumble)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of JJ
van Gorkum
> Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2004 3:11 AM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: AW: [mythtv-users] mythtv on EPIA MII 12000
> Patrick Wenger wrote:
> >>I am thinking about building a HTPC system with mythtv
> was wondering
> >>about the capabilities of a using a mini-itx system:
> >>
> >>The setup mini-itx with MI12000 board, 512 Mb memory,
160 GB disk
> >>(SP1614N)
> >>and a Hauppage PVR 350 adapter
> >>
> >>will the system capable of doing:
> >>
> >>- play a DVD (ogle or xine) while recording a TV
> >>- play a CD (mplayer) while recording a TV program.
> >>- play a .avi (mplayer) while recording a TV program.
> >>
> >>or would it be better to go for a ATX solution with more
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >Since there's no response so far: I'm building a similar 
> system at the
> >moment (same hardware). It's not finished yet so I can't 
> really answer your
> >questions at this time ether. However, I chose the via 
> motherboard because
> >of its size and the possibility to build a stylish system

> for the living
> >room (I use a cubit 3 case). If size and style doesn't 
> matter to you then go
> >for a regular ATX solution. It's cheaper, faster and you 
> will most probably
> >have less problems building the system... As soon as I
have my system
> >running I will be happy to let you know the results
concerning your
> >performance questions.
> >
> >Patrick
> >  
> >
> Thanks for the answers so far: but this is the reason I
> asked this question: there are a lot of perople who have 
> started a project like this (on a MII 12000 board) but no
> can tell me if system is capable of doing the basic HTPC 
> stuff. I have found the linpvr site but the main goal of
> project is running the frontend on a EPIA board and the 
> backend (wich will include the PVR adapter) on a different
> Like I have said before I want to run all software
> and backend) on the same system... (and toss my video 
> recorder/dvd player and cd player out the window)
> -- 
> JJ van Gorkum                             Knowledge Zone
> If UNIX isn't the solution, you've got the wrong problem

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