[mythtv-users] Low Power Frontends (in anticipation of nvidia's new API)

Andy Zobro ajzobro at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 18:10:51 UTC 2008

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 10:52 AM, Andrew Barbaccia
<andrew at monolithmc.com> wrote:
> There's even the JETWAY NC62K-LF with the 8200 iif you're stuck on
> mini-itx, which goes for about $150 here in japan.
>> I was looking for a thread to latch on to to say SUCCESS!  I got my
>> Atom 330 board coupled with the 512MB Sparkle Fanless 8400GS PCI card
>> to play videos with VDPAU!  See specs here:
>> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/VDPAU#User_results
>> I have a bit more customization to do, but the goal will be to have a
>> solid state (sdhc card) with the OS, and all mythtv content will be
>> stored on the backend.
>> So far I am extremely impressed with the difference that VDPAU made.
>> My sample videos (hdhr recordings) wouldn't even play (100% CPU used,
>> locked up mplayer).  However with VDPAU and myth trunk svn r19298 with
>> vdpau enabled, worked like a champ, using only 10-20% of the CPU.
>> This is very promising.  I can't wait for 0.22!
>> - AZ
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> The jetway case mentioned earlier is complete garbage. I wouldn't suggest it
> to anyone.
> How is the responsiveness of the Atom within Myth for menus, channel guide,
> browsing channels, etc?

I've really only just begun, not even using mythfrontend yet -- just
mythtv, so perhaps life won't be all roses once I try to get the
system running as a truth MythTV box.

- AZ

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