[mythtv-users] G4 450 Mhz as a mythtv box?

Carl Fongheiser carlfongheiser at gmail.com
Sat Jul 9 22:29:50 EDT 2005

On 7/9/05, brent langille <brentlangille at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am wanting to buy a used apple to use as a mythtv backend and frontend. I
> do
> not plan to use OSX, opting instead for Debian (personal favourite) or
> Fedora
> (because there seems to be a very good guide). In addition I would need a
> usb2
> or firewire tv tuner (like Plextor ConvertX PVR) or an internal PCI card
> hopefully with a hardware encoder. I larger harddrive as well. If the
> capture card encodes the stream, would the G4 450 have enough muscle to play
> and pause live tv?

The G4 450 isn't really enough to run MythTV and be happy.  I know
this firsthand, because  I have one.  I'm only using mine as a
frontend, but it doesn't really have the oomph to satisfactorily play
back the recordings from my backend (which are MPEG-4).  I'd consider
a CPU upgrade if I were trying to use MythTV on the machine on a
regular basis.

Carl Fongheiser

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