[mythtv-users] Building a new MythTV box for the living room

Joacim J jocke4news at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 22:36:52 UTC 2007

On 8/15/07, jedi at mishnet.org <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am thinking of building a new MythTV box for use in the living room
> and
> > therefore need to keep the noise low. I have never used a VIA EPIA card
> > but
> > it's tempting to build the system on that.
> > So we assume that I are building on VIA EPIA platform...
> >
> [deletia]
> > * I have looked at VIA EPIA MII12000, would that be a good choice or do
> > you
> How well does kind of setup handle h264 video?
> That would be the only thing that might be a show stopper. My A64 3500+
> and X2 3800+ systems have not been able to handle h264 adequately well.
> Basic playback was possible but navigation didn't quite work.
> Definitely don't skimp on the frontend in terms of looks and noise/heat.
> Otherwise it will be sitting there in front of your face reminding
> yourself how ugly it is, constantly on a day by day basis.
> A mac mini makes a really cool living room frontend but I don't know
> if it meets your requirements.
> > recommend other (what do you have)?
> > * Would that be able to run both frontend/backend?
> > * Is it compatible with Kubuntu/MythTV?
> > * Would you recommend CompactFlash or harddrive if a frontend only box?

Thanks for your answers..
I think VIA EPIA MII12000 have support in OpenChrome since it uses CLE266.

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