[mythtv-users] Can "Trashure" computer cut the MPEG2 mustard?

Fred Squires fsquires at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 23:41:49 UTC 2009


On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 5:39 PM,  <stefan_jones at comcast.net> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fred Squires" <fsquires at gmail.com>
> To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 2:33:04 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Can "Trashure" computer cut the MPEG2 mustard?
>
> On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 5:26 PM,  <stefan_jones at comcast.net> wrote:
>> I found a nice little Biostar bare-bones micro-desktop (iDEQ200v) in the
>> trash this morning. It booted up and seems nicely equipped. With a little
>> work (more memory, larger HD) I'm wondering if it might make a good
>> low-end
>> MythBox.
>>
>> Well, I know for sure that it is better than my first box, which could
>> capture and stream analog and capture digital. So I guess my question
>> really
>> is: Do you think this could stream HD digital without stuttering?
>>
>> Athlon 3200 (2.2 Ghz)
>>
>> 512 KB memory (DDR 333, PC2700)
>>
>> GeoForce 6200, 128 mb onboard, in an 8x AGP port
>>
>> I'm going to put in a SATA drive I have on hand.
>>
>> If it could handle streaming HD, I'd put a Happauge HVR 1600 in its one
>> available PCI slot.
>>
>> If not, no great loss. I'll install ubuntu and give it to a friend.
>
> My main frontend has an Athlon 2500, 1 GB ram, and a Geforce 6200. It
> handles OTA HD fine with XVMC. Who knows a 3200 might be able to
> handle it without XVMC.
>
> That's encouraging!
>
> Is there a good reference for which GeForce offerings handle XVMC? I seem to
> recall that some don't,

I had trouble with it at first, but once I followed the XVMC wiki page
I got it working.
There's a lot of information there, though.
http://mythtv.org/wiki/XvMC

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