[vdr] VDR on mini-itx

tony tony at tgds.net
Sun Jul 24 23:14:02 CEST 2005


Le dimanche 24 juillet 2005 à 20:07 +0100, David Reynolds a écrit :

> I'm thinking of getting a mini-itx system to run vdr on. The board I've 
> been looking at is the VIA EPIA Nehemiah M10000 LVDS 1Ghz All In One 
> Motherboard.
> 
> Anyone have any experience of doing this at all? Pros and cons?

VDR user #910

> Any help or suggestions gratefully received.

Don't use Fedora Core 4 or 5 =:-D

LVDS is not supported by the Unichrome driver (the free one) or wasn't
the last time I looked. Video out is limited to 1280 x 768 and VGA out
-> VGA in on LCD/plasma TV is the best bet for quality. Some seem happy
with s-video.

When running VDR 1.3.23, vdr-xine on Fedora Core 3 you will see about
10-12% CPU with unichrome r30. Later versions are using about 14-16% CPU
which is still not bad considering the hardware involved. The later
version has some support for SP13000 and mpeg4 and thus HDTV eventually
(it may be the better choice for the future).     

I have managed recording 4 streams while watching a 5th BBC channel. 

Get a good power supply - I am managing OK with a 60W but do not have a
DVD burner in the machine (I borrow an external firewire device from
time to time). It won't work if room temperature (TV cabinet) goes over
35°C.

Cheers

Tony




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