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

Jake Anderson yahoo at vapourforge.com
Thu Dec 18 10:36:53 UTC 2008


Anybody know of an atom mini-itx board with intel CPU and a vdapu 
compatible onboard video?

Ma Begaj wrote:
> I was thinking about VDPAU a few days ago. But when I yesterday heard
> that Nvidia is going have its GPU 9400M on Atom motherboards, I will
> wait.
>
> i.e. new eee box with Atom 330 and nvidia 9400M would be absolutely great.
>
>
> 2008/12/17 Andy Zobro <ajzobro at gmail.com>:
>   
>> 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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