FreeBSD Media Center
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Tue Nov 18 13:54:13 PST 2008
On Tue 2008-11-18 11:21:02 UTC-0500, Gary Hartl (ghartl at gmail.com) wrote:
> I have an old laptop (Dell Inspiron 7500), P3 550mhz, 256mb ram 20 gig hdd.
> I am wondering what the validity of putting FBSD on it running VLC or
> something like that feeding to my tv.
550 MHz will be a bit slow for playing DivX/XviD movies, especially if
they're high definition (beyond 640x480 approx). Presumably Windows
is installed on it at the moment, so you can give the Windows version
of VLC a test run.
The RAM & HDD specs are fine. Provided the laptop's integrated video
and networking is supported, you should be good to go.
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