[mythtv-users] questions on using Mac Mini as remote frontend...

jedi at mishnet.org jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Nov 20 14:36:14 UTC 2007

> I'm thinking of getting a Mac Mini for the bedroom as primarily a
> remote mythfrontend for watching TV/DVD and playing music.
> reading through the list and the wiki it seems like all the major
> parts of mythfrontend work with the OSX compile of mythtv including
> SPDIF output for AC3 on the newer Intel Mini's. I'll be using wireless
> for now, but will run a cat5e line to the bedroom so i can play back
> my recorded HD content.

    If you have an intel based system that you could use for testing,
this would probably give you a good idea of the basic performance
limitations of the wireless network and modern cpus.

    I use a minimac as my main frontend but I don't run MacOSX. I
just run Ubuntu and the normal Linux releases.

    A current core duo mini is more than capable of doing h264 and
1080p. I don't use the spdif output so I can't comment on that. From
my point of view the mini is just another PC.


    Someone else will have to address your OSX questions.

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