[mythtv-users] Performance of frontend on OSX?

Joann Bessler bessler at dccnet.com
Tue Nov 24 23:59:52 UTC 2009

On 2009-11-23, at 12:32 PM, Brian Edmonds <brian at gweep.ca> wrote:
> We used to use a powerpc mini as a frontend. It could play SD or  
> anything we'd transcoded down to 480, but it couldn't handle live or  
> recorded HD. We eventually ditched it and moved to an intel based  
> box that could handle live HD.
> Brian.
>> On Nov 21, 2009 9:11 AM, "Craig Treleaven" <ctreleaven at cogeco.ca>  
>> wrote:
>> >Hi,
>> >I'm trying to persuade my old Mac Mini, G4 1.25Ghz with 1Gb ram and
>> >OSX 10.4.11 to run a Myth...
>> A G4 mini should be able to playback standard definition TV  
>> recordings, but you'll need a newer machine for high def.
>> Craig
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>> ht...

I have a dual G5 tower running as a combination backend/frontend. It  
works fine for HD playback.

Just another datapoint.

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