[mythtv-users] 2010 Mac Mini?
jarod at wilsonet.com
Fri Jul 23 15:23:48 UTC 2010
On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 10:16 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Thursday, July 22, 2010 07:19:34 pm Nick F wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 4:25 PM, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
>> > On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 02:29:31PM -0500, Nick F wrote:
>> >> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 4:23 PM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:
>> >> > On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 5:09 PM, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
>> >> >> Interestingly enough, trying to run Hulu Desktop doesn't seem to
>> >> >> cause it to draw a great deal of power despite using up every spare
>> >> >> CPU cycle. Nor does divx decoding.
>> >> >
>> >> > All the atom freq scaling and power savings functionality is reserved
>> >> > for the netbook-targeted atom. The desktop ones don't do much of
>> >> > anything in the way of power savings, don't do any freq scaling, etc.
>> >> > Because, you know, who wants power savings when you're plugged into
>> >> > the wall all the time? (Intel missed the boat on this one, imo, but
>> >> > maybe they'll wise up eventually).
>> >> Talking about Hulu. Is anyone successfully playing Hulu / BBC iPlayer
>> >> / flash video on an Atom/ION? I have a Zotac (330 dual core with ION)
>> >> and it struggles really badly. Is there a trick to getting flash to
>> > I have tried it on my Asrock 330 boxes and it's pretty unusable.
>> Yeah - I guess this is the main reason for sticking with a Mac Mini,
>> rather than going the ION/ION2 route. I have an older mac-mini (CD
>> upgraded to a C2D with intel graphics). It plays back flash just
>> great, but can't deal with h.264 material and hi-def mpeg2 (running
>> OSX). And my ION plays back h.264 great, but chokes on flash.
> Does anyone have an idea what the minimum CPU spec might be to play back flash glitch-free?
> Can the existing flash decoders take advantage of multiple cores?
> No hardware acceleration for flash kind of sucks, and I'm not holding my breath waiting for the promises to be fulfilled.
You won't have to hold your breath too much longer, I swear.
jarod at wilsonet.com
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