[mythtv-users] Minimum cpu required for VDPAU/HD?

Tortise tortise at paradise.net.nz
Sat Nov 14 22:04:58 UTC 2009

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark" <fairlane at springcom.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 15, 2009 7:14 AM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Minimum cpu required for VDPAU/HD?

I am starting to really get tired of fans and disks humming in every
room of the house.   And my power bill would
appreciate a break.  We're already high due to having a geosource heat
pump running for heat/cool.  The computers
just add insult to injury.

I haven't actually installed LTSP yet, but it looks pretty easy from the
docs.  If it works the way I think it will, I can
add a user station for about $175-200 w/lcd monitor.  Being able to log
out the kids on a cron job is just a perk...;)


I agree about noisy fans and power conservation.

Are you intending to run mythtv on the clients?

As you are asking about pci, I assume vdpau, I assume you are wishing to.

The thread "Mythbuntu 9.04, Boot On LAN, DHCP c\o pfSense" might help you.

In short you'll be running a fat and not thin client on the clients for vdpau mythtv.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1305845 might also help, the diskless stuff that was in recent mythbuntus has unfortunately 
not all been included in 9.10.

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