FreeBSD as a HTPC!
tad1214 at aol.com
Thu Nov 27 09:03:52 PST 2008
Bernhard Fröhlich wrote:
> On Thu, November 27, 2008 4:14 pm, Vladimir Grebenschikov wrote:
>> On Thu, 2008-11-27 at 13:58 +0100, Anders Troback wrote:
>>> yes I'm talking about a Home Theater PC:-)
>>> Well, I'm thinking about something like Linux MCE or Elisa!
>>> I don't have a exact idea about how I want it because I don't know what
>>> to expect but I'm hoping that I will find something that a can squeeze
>>> down on a flash card or a usb drive (with TinyBSD or something) and
>>> have the media on the network!
I run a psuedo HTPC, its more of a desktop that plays AVIs hooked up to
a TV via DVI to HDMI, I just do a smb mount in my fstab for all my media
on a server in my basement and break out the keyboard and gyro mouse to
start the "movie" using vlc. Not nearly as cool as it could be but the
PC doubles as a workstation on a big screen too so function has to lead
> 8GB CF is cheap nowadays so i don't see any sense in striping down the
> FreeBSD minimum installation.
> More interesting for me would be hardware and power requirements. You
> probably can use onboard graphics with newer chipsets and also have high
> definition. Don't know if FreeBSD already supports to modify the BIOS
> Wakeup Timer but that would allow mythtv to shutdown and automatically
> restart the machine only when it is needed. So that could save your
> machine a lot of idle time. And if you just can't get enough you can try
> cpu undervolting (sysutils/cpupowerd) and nvclock (sysutils/nvclock) to
> underclock your nvidia graphics card.
>> Probably, you need something like, multimedia/mythtv
>> Looks like port in tree broken, but
>> there was discussion about port in the list recently
>> And some patches was suggested
> I'm sure he knows pretty well about the status of mythtv on FreeBSD as he
> is the one that helped testing all the mythtv ports on a lot of systems.
> Thanks for that by the way!
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