[mythtv-users] Raspberry Pi suitability for MythFrontend
raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sun Sep 2 20:36:28 UTC 2012
On 9/2/2012 16:07, Greg Cope wrote:
> Some us do not transcode, nor record or watch blueray or HD and run
> quite happily on low end Atom stuff.
The term "low end" is very much relative. Your average 1.6-1.8GHz dual
core Atom is nearly an order of magnitude higher performance than the
700MHz ARM11 in the RPi. That's not including the performance penalty
hit when you start swapping on a machine with ~200MB of memory, compared
to an Atom which will more likely have 1-2GB.
I was using that as a point of reference, showing performance complaints
on an Atom when opening a large library in Watch Recordings, to point
out potential problems on a yet significantly lower end system.
> I acknowledge it may not run much but I hope it might run a low end
> front end, so please let's not write it off just yet.
I'm not writing it off. I'm just explaining the hurdles to go through in
using it, and that the addition of hardware MPEG2 support, rather than
just H264, makes no real difference.
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