[mythtv-users] Raspberry Pi suitability for MythFrontend

Joseph Fry joe at thefrys.com
Sun Sep 2 21:38:08 UTC 2012

>  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.

I wonder how lite mythtv could be as it stands today with just changes to
settings, theme, and OS.
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