[mythtv-users] Mini-ITX or standard PC?

Piers Kittel mythtv at biased.org
Tue Sep 28 16:56:08 EDT 2004

Don't your EPIA motherboard have onboard MPEG encoder?  If so, why not 
use that?

Cheers - Piers

Adam Siegel wrote:
> I am running a VIA EPIA ME6000 (mini-itx).  It is fanless.  There is 
> almost no noise from my box (power supply fan) and very little heat.  
> The secret is using the PVR-350.  It does the mpg encoding and decoding 
> on the card.  So you don't use any CPU.  My average load on the machine 
> is around 0.5.  I use my EPIA box as the myth backend and frontend in my 
> family room and have a MediaMVP hooked up to it from my bedroom over the 
> network.  I bought a small shuttle style case for it that fits neatly in 
> my stereo cabinet.  I put a DVD reader/writer and 120GB hard drive in 
> the box.  It has 256MB of RAM which is more than enough.  I am quite 
> pleased with the performance and have had no issues.

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