[mythtv-users] What parts does the frontend do ?
pebender at san.rr.com
Sun May 13 21:39:17 UTC 2012
On 5/13/2012 1:48 PM, Pieter De Wit wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I see the previous post is regarding a low noise frontend. This lead me
> to finally post a burning question I have had for a while:
> Where can I find out what tasks are performed by the frontend ?
> This might sounds stupid at first, but here is my setup I would like to
> Back-end - All the storage and the DVB-S2 cards, powerfull yet hidden
> away somewhere out of earshot.
> Front-end - Good network connection to the back-end, good display card.
> Silent and slow (?) disk - perhaps even a 16gig Flash card instead of disk
> Now, when watching livetv, I assume that the ring-buffer is created as
> part of the frontend ? (NFS can help with this) How much of tasks can be
> offloaded to the Back-end ?
The frontend does not require much. My front-ends network boot. They
have 2GB of RAM, no disk and no remote storage. For example, my ASUS
M3N78-VM with an AMD 4850e (2GB of RAM and not other storage) plays back
HDTV just fine.
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