[mythtv-users] Do you build mythtv from source, and why?

Mark Lord mythtv at rtr.ca
Tue Mar 29 17:08:16 UTC 2011

On 11-03-29 12:42 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> The Atom is a piece of garbage.

Aw, come on Raymond, tell us how you *really* feel about it!  :)

> No one uses an Atom for MythTV, they use the nVidia 9400M.  Without that 
> graphics processor to offload anything intensive to, the Atom would be 
> incapable of handling anything more than standard definition content, 
> even with any and all compile optimizations you could think of.

Sure, the built in "Ion2" (or even Ion) graphics is what makes it
possible for so many of use to use Atom-based systems for Mythtv.

But video playback isn't the only (formerly) CPU-intensive task in Mythtv,
and the Atom can use all of help gcc can give it for things like mythcommflag etc..


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