[mythtv-users] [Slightlt OT] Mini-PC capable of playing RMVB files

Ow Mun Heng Ow.Mun.Heng at wdc.com
Fri Jun 9 17:28:04 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-06-09 at 11:18 -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Jun 9, 2006, at 10:57 AM, Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> > I'm looking to get a small footpint, (mini-pc if you like) that can be
> > used for MythTV (frontend) which has enough horses to play the most
> > compressed of videos. (AVI/DIVX/XVID/OGG/and most of all RMVB/RM).
> >
> > Handling Myth's video or just plain Mpeg is OK for any plain mini-pc,
> > (i've played with a EPIA MII 1K but that one just stutters when trying
> > to play RMVB/RM files and that seriously blows.)
> >
> > I wonder if those new Intel Viiv chips can handle the task? Anyone has
> > any good recommendations etc?
> What about the new Intel-based Mac Minis ??
> Don't know if anybody has tried a frontend on one of them, but they  
> would appear to have the raw CPU horsepower.
Well, this post is supposed to get ppl who's tried to talk about it.

> Don't know how "mini" you want to go, but there are a lot of SFF  
> cases that will accommodate motherboards with 939 sockets, plenty of  
> horses available in that package.

Just something quiet. (Don't think I have the cash to spend on a Ahanix
case. I just saw one physically in Microcenter down by San Jose's
Greater America Parkway, and _dang!_ it really looks good!)

Ow Mun Heng <Ow.Mun.Heng at wdc.com>

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