[vdr] Mac mini + Xine plugin = perfect vdr client?

Reinhard Nissl rnissl at gmx.de
Wed Aug 10 21:20:35 CEST 2005


Carsten Koch wrote:

> IMHO the Mac mini is an excellent machine for the living room.
> *  It is so silent you can hardly hear it.
> *  It looks good and does not take up a lot of space.
> *  It has a built-in DVD ROM.
> *  It runs 2 UNIXes - MacOS X and Linux.
> *  It has a DVI output which provides perfect picture
>    quality with a DLP beamer or a flat panel display.
> So I am thinking of using one instead of my current
> diskless VDR client (an MSI hetis barebone).
> Of course the Mac mini does not have a PCI slot,
> so I will not be able to put in a DVB card.
> Would the Xine plugin be a good solution for such a system?
> Has anyone tried it on a Mac running Linux?

I bcc this message to Carsten Rietzschel. He has contacted me for OSD 
color issues which will be fixed in vdr-xine-0.7.5. Maybe he can tell us 
his experience with vdr-xine and Mac mini ;-)

Dipl.-Inform. (FH) Reinhard Nissl
mailto:rnissl at gmx.de

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