[oclug] Setting up MythTV
jeremy at mcnicoll.ca
Tue Mar 29 17:12:22 EST 2005
Jeremy McNicoll wrote:
> Roger Messier wrote:
>> To anyone that has a MythTV box, is it OK if MythTV is on a server
>> box with other stuff running (e.g. Apache, MySql, NFS, etc) if the
>> hardware is fast enough, or should it be on its own box no matter
>> what the hardware?
> Depends on the speed of the machine. I have my backend running on a
> 700MHz machine with 512MB ram and I would say that is about the
> minimum. But if you were to run it on a speedier machine like a 2G or
> > then there should be no problem at all. With my machine (K7) I get
> about 15% cpu utilization when recording only. When I am recording
> and playing back on the same machine then I see it just to about 85%.
>> I don't actually have the server box yet (it's a server that's being
>> decommissioned at work), so I can't give you the exact specs, but
>> it's a dual proc system (at least P3, maybe Xeon, not sure of the
>> speed), at least 1 GB of RAM, two SCSI disks (not sure of the size).
>> Given these (very) approximate specs, do you think that it'll be
>> enough if I use a tuner card with hardware encoding like the PVR-250?
> Sounds like over kill to me. I wouldnt mind working at a place like
> that giving away hardware.. ;-)
O yes one more thing, a couple of links to get you started.
http://www.mcnicoll.ca/mythtv/ <-- my presention stuff for OCLUG
http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/ yet another good place to start on how to
set it up
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