[mythtv-users] Minimum hardware requirements for a Frontend

Paul Bender pebender at san.rr.com
Wed Jan 4 05:43:56 UTC 2006

Ian Forde wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-01-03 at 21:01 -0500, Chris Ribe wrote:
>>        Another choice is an AMD processor on an NVIDIA chipset based
>>        motherboard. I have been playing with an AMD Athlon64 3200 on
>>        an ASUS 
>>        A8N-VM CSM. Even without the NVIDIA XvMC support (it is broken
>>        in the
>>        drivers for the motherboard chipset), it has not trouble with
>>        SD.
>>I should hope not!   A  500Mhz PIII should do DVD res. MPEG-2.  256MB
>>of RAM helps things along, but you can get by with 128.  If you need
>>to do MPEG-4, something around 900Mhz is probably necesary.    
> I'd beware of NVidia chipset motherboards.  NForce3 and NForce4 audio
> capabilities aren't completely supported in Alsa.  Especially if you're
> thinking about using the SPDIF to do AC3...
> Been bitten by this one too. ;)

You are correct. I should have mentioned that. That is one of the 
advantages of the ASUS A8N-VM CSM board. While it has onboard audio, the 
on board audio is not the audio provided by the NVIDIA chipset.

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