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Users / Re: headless core with pvr-500
« on: July 04, 2008, 04:14:56 pm »
I've got a PVR-150 in a recently loaded dedicated core.  My core's not headless, so I was able to run the AV setup from there.  I managed to get the first MD up and running, and started the Myth-setup application from there.  For some reason it won't recognize the capture card.  I loaded the firmware on the core by using an apt get-install ivtv-firmware, which it saw as a new package that had not been loaded before; no difference, it still won't see the card. 

I think the card is working ok, "Cat /dev/video0 > /tmp/test.mpg"  builds a video that contains static.

I'm curious if you run into the same thing with myth setup.

I'm out of ideas and considering starting over using the DVD to make the core a hybrid...

Users / Couple of concerns
« on: September 04, 2007, 04:54:23 am »
I'm thinking about building a system which will provide media and phone services for two houses.  Here are the specs I have in mind for the core and media directors:

P4 2.4
1GB of ram
single 300GB IDE HD
1 PVR-150
1 PVR-500 (two tuners)
Firewire to cablebox

Media Directors
AMD XP 2100+
512 MB RAM
GF 6 series video cards

Concern #1 is that the core won't be beefy enough (horsepower or disk access) to serve 4 media directors.  Let's say for the sake of argument that everything will be SD content and the worst case scenario is 2 media directors watching recorded content, 1 watching live content, and a program being recorded simultaneously.  What do you think?

Concern #2, the houses are at opposite sides of the street, so the only option is wireless.  I'm planning on using pre 802.11n equipment to create a wireless bridge between the two houses.  I'm  not sure what speed the link will run, but after some research, my best guess is between 45-100 Mb.  Will this amount of bandwidth be enough for two MD and an IP phone at the remote house?


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