[mythtv-users] via me6000

Kevin Barsby Kevin.Barsby at Sun.COM
Thu Jun 17 19:09:59 EDT 2004


Firstly please post new messages as a new message, don't reply to an
existing thread.

> I plan to build a pvr based upon a fanless via epia me6000 and an hauppauge
> 350.
> Is it powerful enough to use all the features of mythtv ?

Possibly, with the tv-out through the 350 then main features should be
ok, you'll need to research DVD playback though as I think people have
had issues with this through the 350.

You might have problems with complex music visualisations and mythgame,
as they both need hardware accelerated graphics.

> If not, shall I choose the Nehemiah version or even a celeron ?

I have a hush pc which has no fans in and it makes no more noise than an
VCR (hard disk). The EPIA 10k Nehemiah has mpeg2 decoding on board, so a
popular choice seems to be one of those and a PVR-250, then use the
TV-out on the MB (supported in Myth, Viaexp (hacked xine), and I think
there is now a plug-in for normal Xine using the OS unichrome X drivers.
Hardware acceleration works for me (using Via binary drivers, haven't
tried Unichrome yet...), MythMusic with 1/2 scaled Goom plugin +
recording TV (PVR-350) = 60% CPU. People have reported mpeg4 playback on
these boards also runs ok.

> Is the celeron's original fan much noisier than the C3s ?

Pass, most people throttle their CPU fans to quieten them down, I'
definitely recommend a fanless case... Using an EPIA board also gives
you the option os a fanless PSU, not sure about Celerons here...


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