[mythtv-users] 32 bit or 64bit???

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Fri Jan 16 02:01:38 UTC 2009

A JM wrote:
> Robert,
> Are you running HD and VDPAU on any of your boxes?  would you mind 
> posting your ./config if you are I'm a bit confused on all of the 
> options available and what they are for.
> Also, what OS are you running on these boxen?
If you can't figure your way through a configure script, you shouldn't 
be running trunk.  Trunk is really meant for development, or at least 
users who are self-sufficient enough to solve their own problems.

Back to the original question, any CPU you buy these days is going to be 
64-bit. The major drawback to 64-bit was getting software and drivers 
for it, but since nearly everything on Linux is open source, whatever is 
not available on 64-bit can be recompiled to 64-bit.

Will you see any performance boost from 64-bit? Probably not.  Will 
running 64-bit prevent you from doing something? Also very doubtful.

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