[vdr] rambling newbie questions

Tony Grant tony at tgds.net
Tue Jan 23 10:30:51 CET 2007


Le lundi 22 janvier 2007 à 19:54 -0500, Russell Treleaven a écrit :

> I would like to make the system very small.
> 
> http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/base/embedded/gnap.xml 

Because you asked... Here you are rambling up the wrong track. Sorry!
Read the page carefully, do you see HTPC or PVR? No. Gentoo embedded
works for firewalls routers and whatever.

A video appliance is a good idea but you want loads of RAM and
acceleration for your video decoding. It can be done with specialised
hardware (I use a VIA EPIA-M) or in software with a fast CPU.

With VDR you can have a video server which uses a low power CPU because
the machine is just writing DVB streams to disk or to the network. The
client will need the power to decode the stream however.

Cheers

Tony
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