[mythtv-users] 32 vs. 64 bit, any significant difference?
steveranthony at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 23:33:31 UTC 2009
I'm runnng 64 Bit..
Not too long ago.. I would have said go 32 bit just due to compatability
issues and support issues.
It seems now tho, most software and hardware have 64bit support..
I would go with the 64bit.
Before I transitioned from Windows using Snapsteam's BeyondTV to Myth ..I
tried all the flavors of Windows, both 32 and 64bit.. XP, Vista, Win_7..
64 Bit on all all those versions seemed far better than the 32 bit...
Primarily in the systems backend, I noticed the improvements... ie... file
transfers, networking.. overall speed...
On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 6:31 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday 16 December 2009 04:23:14 pm Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
> > Hi
> > 2009/12/17 Brian Wood <beww at beww.org>:
> > > Building a new backend, and trying to decide whether to go 32 or 64
> > > Obviously it's a 64-bit CPU (AMD FX-60).
> > >
> > > Only using 2GB of RAM, so that's not a factor.
> > >
> > > I know it's been asked before, but reviewing past posts I don't seem to
> > > see any final conclusion.
> > >
> > > Normally I'd go with 64 bit, but I wonder of there are any reasons to
> > > 32 (Flash players, XBMC Boxee)?
> > >
> > > Thoughts?
> > I run a 32 bits version on my frontend and 64 bits on my dedicated
> > The reason is that some video codecs aren't available on 64 bits yet
> > (most of the windows media stuff).
> > Now you can use 32 bits libraries on a 64 bits machine, but it's a
> > pain to configure/install ; so to save the hassle I went to 32 bits on
> > my last install.
> Makes sense. I won't need to play Windows stuff on the backend, and the
> Revo frontend will be 32-bits.
> Once I get the Revo up and running, the 64-bit machine will be a backend
> I've never had trouble getting 32-bit libs to work on a 64-bit machine,
> perhaps the apps I have run have been better behaved than some others.
> I've not had to resort to a 32-bit chroot.
> Thanks for the insights.
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