[mythtv-users] Re:Front end choice: Mac Mini versus VIA EPIA. Mac
OSX remote control?
knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 18:15:19 UTC 2005
On 8/31/05, Todd Ignasiak <ignasiak at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a Mac Mini, and I think it's great. The form factor is
> unbeatable, and I don't think I could make a Mini-ITX box for near the
> same price. I use mine for all the Apple Apps (iTunes, iMovie, iDVD,
> etc.) and general Unix functions. But, not for MythTV.
> I use MythTV for HD material, which makes the Mini a no-go. The
> 1.42GHz CPU in mine is not fast enough to decode/display HDTV
> material. The mini's ATI Radeon video hardware does have support
> for MPEG2 acceleration, unfortunately Apple has chosen not to open an
> API into this functionality. So, HD is out of reach for the Mini.
I'd be amazed if the hardware didn't have MPEG2 acceleration/iDCT
support (I'd think all ATI cards for the past several years have had
this in hardware). Whether or not it is implemented in their driver is
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