[mythtv-users] backend in appletv 2g?
raymond at wagnerrp.com
Mon Nov 15 21:50:18 UTC 2010
On 11/15/2010 16:27, Matt Emmott wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 2:30 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com
> <mailto:raymond at wagnerrp.com>> wrote:
> On 11/15/2010 11:01, Juanmol wrote:
>> Hi! I know it's possible to install the mythtv frontend in a
>> apple tv 2g (the little black one), but it's possible intall the
>> backend too?
> The AppleTV is of no use as a frontend or backend for MythTV. It
> has insufficient memory to properly run either, much less both at
> the same time. It has too little processor for HD video decoding,
> and no driver support for access to the DSP. It has only one
> eSATA port for storage, and no support for USB tuners.
> Doesn't the original AppleTV only have 256MB? As for "too little
> processor", do you mean the CPU and we wouldn't have access to the
> GPU? Because the GPU can do at least 720p.
Both versions of the AppleTV only have 256MB of memory, and neither has
enough to run the frontend well at HD resolutions.
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