[mythtv-users] Popcorn Hour Unit as VIdeo Output?

belcampo belcampo at zonnet.nl
Wed Oct 29 15:46:21 UTC 2008

jedi wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 11:30:15PM -0400, R. G. Newbury wrote:
>> jedi wrote:
>>> On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 04:32:49PM -0400, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> [deletia]
>>>     Something along the lines of a cross between appletv and the popcorn
>>> hour would be wicked though... IOW, a popcorn hour that could be treated
>>> as a regular PC through dedicated hacking while still retaining the 
>>> ability to use the h264 acceleration hw.
>>>     quad core systems are already starting to get pretty cheap though...
>> Since posting my question, I saw on the popcorn site that it will accept 
>> streams from UPnP servers...so it might possibly be used as a 
>> 'video-out' from myth if the mythbox (BE, controlled by separate FE) 
>> were a UpnP server..(This would invert the usual control structure where 
>> the video goes through the FE to the screen,,,,), Just wondering..
>> And would a quad core be twice (ok, 1.8) times "faster" than a core 2 
>> duo? Is that the sort of jump we should expect? Cause, I guess the 
>> mythbox motherboard may be mounted in the office desktop sometime pretty 
>> soon!
>     The impression I get from the other guys that have Quad Core systems
> is that a fast quad core can pretty much handle anything you would want
> to throw at it. My RAID box is going to be a Quad. So I will definitely
> be using it as testbed for mythfrontend.
>     I could see a quad mini or a cheaper quad dell studio hybrid making
> the popcorn hour a lot less appealing. Then there's all the h264 
> acceleration and other interesting GPU stuff that's supposed to be on
> the horizon.
>     The first general purpose machine in Linux that can do full hw accel
> of h264 will be a very popular machine (at least around here anyways).
YeaH if and when.
The PopCornHour is here now, it's cheap, it's dead silent, and uses 
about 10Watts
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