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== Minimyth ==
 
== Minimyth ==
  
Minimyth is a small linux distro containing Mythfrontend and some plugins, designed to be run on EPIA motherboards and a very small number of other systems.
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[http://minimyth.org Minimyth] is a small linux distro containing Mythfrontend and some plugins, designed to be run on Intel, X86_64 and EPIA motherboards supporting hardware acceleration such as VDPAU (Nvidia) and XvMC (Openchrome) thus allowing small fanless frontends
  
It can be downloaded from [http://linpvr.org/dnload/releases/ here]
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It can be downloaded from [http://minimyth.org/download.html here].
  
'''Features:'''
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== Advantages over a Standard OS Install ==
  
* Diskless operation
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* Diskless operation (no noisy HDD system runs in memory)
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* Can boot from PXELinux over network from Backend
  
 
* Small footprint (<70 MB)
 
* Small footprint (<70 MB)
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* Fast booting
 
* Fast booting
  
* Requires a relatively small amount of configuration
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* Single point text config file, allowing easy reinstalls, new MythDB etc without upsetting your setup
  
* All EPIA hardware (e.g. Via XvMC acceleration) is supported
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* Video offloading combined with low overhead allows use of fanless CPU's (100% silent)
  
* Mplayer & Xine built in as standard
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* Nvidia Proprietary driver with VDPAU
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* All VIA EPIA hardware (e.g. Via XvMC acceleration) is supported
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* Mplayer, VLC & Xine built in as standard
  
 
* LIRC drivers are included
 
* LIRC drivers are included
  
* Very helpful support forums and package builder
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* Very helpful support [http://minimyth.org/forum/ forums] and package builder
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== Disadvantages over a Standard OS Install ==
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* No Myth Archive as this is a heavy set of libraries and scripts
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== Howtos ==
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[[Minimyth_Howto|Frontend with PXE Network Boot, Samba/Cifs, tftp]]
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== To Do HERE ==
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* Add details on how to add libdvdcss (standard if you build yourself, but has to be added for precompiled
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* Add walkthrough, building from source (garchive), inc what make options etc
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== Other Notes ==
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== Minimyth Main Links ==
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[http://www.minimyth.org Minimyth Main Website] <br>
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[http://www.minimyth.org/document.html Documentation, explaining all options in minimyth.conf] <br>
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[http://www.minimyth.org/download.html Minimyth Downloads] <br>
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[http://www.minimyth.org/forum/ Minimyth Forum] <br>

Latest revision as of 23:51, 13 March 2011

Minimyth

Minimyth is a small linux distro containing Mythfrontend and some plugins, designed to be run on Intel, X86_64 and EPIA motherboards supporting hardware acceleration such as VDPAU (Nvidia) and XvMC (Openchrome) thus allowing small fanless frontends

It can be downloaded from here.

Advantages over a Standard OS Install

  • Diskless operation (no noisy HDD system runs in memory)
  • Can boot from PXELinux over network from Backend
  • Small footprint (<70 MB)
  • Fast booting
  • Single point text config file, allowing easy reinstalls, new MythDB etc without upsetting your setup
  • Video offloading combined with low overhead allows use of fanless CPU's (100% silent)
  • Nvidia Proprietary driver with VDPAU
  • All VIA EPIA hardware (e.g. Via XvMC acceleration) is supported
  • Mplayer, VLC & Xine built in as standard
  • LIRC drivers are included
  • Very helpful support forums and package builder

Disadvantages over a Standard OS Install

  • No Myth Archive as this is a heavy set of libraries and scripts

Howtos

Frontend with PXE Network Boot, Samba/Cifs, tftp

To Do HERE

  • Add details on how to add libdvdcss (standard if you build yourself, but has to be added for precompiled
  • Add walkthrough, building from source (garchive), inc what make options etc

Other Notes

Minimyth Main Links

Minimyth Main Website
Documentation, explaining all options in minimyth.conf
Minimyth Downloads
Minimyth Forum