FreeBSD Media Center
michael.copeland at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 14:39:58 PST 2008
andrew clarke wrote:
> 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.
Actually, an AMD k6-2 450 will play over 720 resolution divx. mplayer
with a proper cache setting and enough ram helps massively.
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