[mythtv-users] Re: Any good experiences with Via Epia systems?

Curtis Stanford curtis at stanfordcomputing.com
Thu Oct 7 19:25:57 UTC 2004

On Oct 7, 2004, at 1:02 PM, Micah Wedemeyer wrote:

> Hi,
> I guess I'll play devil's advocate on this thread.
> I just got my Epia MII-10k system up and running using Jarod's Guide.  
> I found
> the Gentoo HOWTO to be useful, but not detailed enough.  This mostly 
> comes
> from my relative inexperience with Linux administration and poor 
> understanding
> of Gentoo.
> I think that the Epia platform is perfect for MythTV...in theory.  In 
> reality,
> it was quite difficult for me to set up, and I still don't have XvMC 
> working.
> VIA hasn't exactly been helpful to the Linux community, either.  The 
> Unichrome
> project is working hard, but as far as I can tell, VIA isn't giving 
> them much
> help or information.  So, if you're depending on hardware decoding (ie.
> ME6000) then you had better be prepared for a lot of work to get xvmc 
> working.
> So, to be clear, I like my Epia-based system.  However, it was much 
> more
> difficult to set up than I expected.  Perhaps a different setup would 
> have
> been just as difficult.  I don't know.
> Just my $0.02  Take it for what it's worth.
> Micah

I agree. I've had an M10k Nehemia for a year or so now and I am just 
now getting happy with it. It's a lot of hard work but worth it for me 
in the end. Not for the novice, that's for sure.


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