[mythtv-users] Question -- Attempting MythTV Build with LFS
yanfali at best.com
Wed Oct 13 00:31:47 UTC 2004
The only PVR system which has DXR3 support is Freevo via FFMPEG. Also
Freevo is somewhat slower because it's written in Python vs compiled C++
for Myth. The DXR3 support is buggy but it works and has the same
drawback running non mpeg2 video through a PVR-350 does. You have to
transcode non-mpeg2 on the fly to mpeg2 which is pretty CPU intensive.
The DXR3 guys also don't seem to be going anywhere fast due to a serious
lack of documentation for the chip thanks to the crappy support from
Sigma for open source.
Buy a cheapo Geforce 440MX card with TV-Out, newegg has them for about
$30-40 for a generic AOpen.
As Jarod points out. Dump the DXR, maybe route through the PVR350 for
tv output. The SB16 is OLD. You can get a $20 card with better
support, like for example a Crystal Family card or a cheapo Sound
Blaster Live. Keep the 10GB drive as your System and Boot drive if you
must, but be warned it's probably on it's last legs and about to die.
Get a 40GB drive for your boot, supported by your BIOS, and the biggest
drive you can afford for your Video drive, turn it off in the BIOS and
Linux will recognize it independently even if it's 200GB. Put them on
different IDE channels to get best performance and you're good to go :D
Also if you're planning on doing an LFS, and while I love the doc, it's
so much easier to install minimal Fedora and then just get ATRPMS
support and add only what you need. ATRPMS is probably the best thing
since sliced bread :D Thanks Axel.
> On Tuesday 12 October 2004 16:30, Jim Gifford wrote:
>> Here is what I have hardware wise available.
>> AMD Thunderbird 1.1 ghz
>> 768 MB RAM
>> Hauppauge PVR-350
>> Creative DRX-3
>> Sound Blaster 16 PCI
>> Wireless Network Adapter
>> 10 GB - Hard Drive 7200 RPM - For LFS/Mythtv Requirement
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