[mythtv-users] Newbie getting to know mythtv (long)

Donavan Stanley geckofiend at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 14:52:25 EDT 2005

On 7/25/05, Torbjørn Heltne <torbjorn.heltne at amelektronikk.no> wrote:
> It is pretty hard to decide which MB, case etc to buy. In the meantime I
> want to familiarize myself with MythTV, so I have installed the other HW
> (pvr-350,DVD-burner/hard disk) in a somewhat retired workhorse (P3/500
> w/384MB).
>  From what I understand that should be plenty horsepower to run MythTV
> because of the pvr-350. Right?

"plenty" no.  "just enough to squeak by" yes.  There's more to a
MythTV machine than playback of MPEG2 content.  Themes, commerical
flagging, filtering, transcoding, music visualizations, DVD ripping
and MPEG4 playback are all CPU intensive and will suffer under that

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