[mythtv-users] Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit and maybe a distroswitch?

Nick F nikos.f at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 17:18:42 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 11:37 PM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:

> Are people really still afraid of 64-bit? I've had my head in the sand
> with respect to this list for, well, a while... But my myth backend
> has been running a 64-bit install for nearly four years now, if memory
> serves. My primary frontend has been 64-bit for around three years off
> and on (was a 32-bit Mac Mini for a while, currently a 64-bit Dell
> Studio Hybrid, with a high probability of being replaced by something
> that is 64-bit and nVidia graphics sooner than later...). Not to
> mention my workstations at home and at the office, as well as my laptop
> that are all running a 64-bit install.
Some of us!  I run my backend using Fedora 64-bit - because I wanted
transcoding speed, stability and memory. I compile myth myself for the

My frontends all run Ubuntu 32-bit- because it was just that much easier to
get some of the av-stuff going a while back (like Adobe Flash,
codec-support, alsa, etc), and I use packaged (JY's ) versions of myth.  The
benefits of ease-of-use outweighed the (perceived) hassle.

So - a mixed house based on my need/hassle trade-off.  Maybe it's time to
reassess some of those trade-offs.
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