[mythtv-users] Minimum cpu required for VDPAU/HD?
fairlane at springcom.com
Sat Nov 14 17:01:56 UTC 2009
Brian Wood wrote:
> Some folks have been having good results with standard PCI cards using VDPAU.
> My one concern is the Neoware units appear to use VIA chipsets, and VIA has a
> reputation for bugs and problems, especially with their PCI implementations.
> PCI bugs would be something you definitely do not want in the usage you are
> looking at.
> If you could find a thin client with a mini-PCIExpress slot, you might be able
> to use the Broadcom Crystal card, if and when that becomes easily workable.
> Apparently HP has taken over Neoware, whether that will help or hurt I can't
Hmm. I didn't notice the VIA chipset on the boards anywhere. One of
them has a Geode proc and I'm pretty sure
that's way too underpowered. One looks like Ezra or Nehemiah. 800mhz.
I am a bit worried I won't be able to
get much memory onboard, and I forgot I still need to decode mp3 audio
locally. that might be a bit of a bottleneck.
I bought these to setup a thin client network for the kids, but bought
more than I needed, and one look at the power usage
told me it might make a nice frontend. we'll see what they look like
when I get them running.
I've not seen any thin clients that use a pci-e mini slot yet. I'll
keep looking though.
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