[mythtv-users] Via M10000

Craig Hagerman craighagerman at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 08:03:27 UTC 2005

I too am interested in the Epia M1000. Is anyone here using this, and
can you answer a couple questions?

---- A bit of background:
I want to build a box to record and transcode TV ONLY. I don't care
about playback etc. I will move the files on my network to another
machine for playback so none of those related issues are relevant. The
reason I am interested in the M1000 is that I want a very small form
factor and I want a silent or almost-silent box. (I am thinking about
using the Otonashi case with a heatpipe rather than CPU fan.)

What I am wondering is how the Epia performs at transcoding. I know
this can take up a lot of CPU power. How long does it take to (remove
commercials and)transcode an hour of video down to something smaller?
Can anyone recommend any other small form factor, relatively cool CPU
/ motherboard for my project?


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