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Developers / Re: bluray and hddvd playback
« on: December 11, 2007, 06:56:58 am »
just rip your hddvds and bluray to h264 and store it on a drive array.. That's what I do. For 1080p with high quality sound it works out to about 10GB per disk

the linuxmce user interface 3

I just got my picopsu the other day. I'm pretty much not messing with it until 710 comes out. I'm certain it won't run UI3 but I'll see how it does on 720p and 1080i content and the UI2.
For a temporary test I may just install ubuntu 710 and see how it works with myth as a client. I'm off work for the next two days so I'll mess with it later on this morning and let you know

Compatible Products & Services / $20 rebate on Intermatic Z-wave products
« on: December 11, 2007, 05:14:00 am »
just thought I'd let you guys know that there is a $20 rebate per address going on with the Intermatic Z-wave products. Look over the rebate here:
I've got about 4 different addresses I can use so not bad for half off a lot of good stuff.

Users / Re: Core w/ raid 5...
« on: December 09, 2007, 10:30:27 am »
linux supports that card.
It's a waste of a lot of money though. If you have the sata ports built into the board like most of us, just use those and the linux mdadm built in raid. It's just as good for non datacenter applications and you don't have to worry about your raid card dieing.. if your motherboard dies you can just swap the drives into another linux machine and you are good to go

Users / Re: LinuxMCE and Misterhouse
« on: December 08, 2007, 07:04:13 am »
umm because misterhouse has more hardware support and it's easier to script?

Compatible Products & Services / Re: Ready to Go(With your help)
« on: December 02, 2007, 05:04:40 am »
the quad core is probably overkill. If that board can overclock you are better of getting a e2180 and overclocking it to the 3ghz range and saving the $200. Overclocking the intel chips is child's play

I have had my board for a few days but havn't had any time to test it. I may just wait for the new linuxmce release. I won't have time to spend to review it until the 4th and 5th

Users / Re: Dallas 1-wire sensors using Linki45
« on: November 30, 2007, 06:49:50 am »
I'm interested in this topic as well. I plan on using 1-wire temp sensors throughout the house

Users / Re: Linux MCE and x264 1080p video
« on: November 30, 2007, 06:46:55 am »
I've had success with intel e2180 overclocking to around the 3ghz mark. Plays back everything I throw at it flawlessly I did however need to boost my ram up to 2gb. It actually was more dependent on the ram for me than upping the processor. With 1gb of ram it ran choppy sometimes

Users / Re: Energy consumption of core
« on: November 30, 2007, 06:29:11 am »
well since it doesn't do spindowns, then with all the drives I have, it is cheaper for me to use a separate box running linuxmce and continue to use the backend I have... I save well over a hundred watts of power with all my drives spun down. I can get a working linuxmce box up and using around 40 watts or so.

Users / Re: Huge amounts of mythtv logging
« on: November 27, 2007, 05:48:13 am »
I believe there is a setting in the myth menu's that will change the logging. That may be what you need to do. I think it's on the general menu under setup one of the last pages.

Users / Re: mythtv keeps crashing? ivtv haupauge mce 150
« on: November 27, 2007, 05:46:34 am »
why  not just set your bootup to automatically unmount it? or do you need it mounted?

Users / Re: Newbie with a shopping list for review please
« on: November 27, 2007, 05:43:41 am »
if you want to do HD qam or OTA, I'd get a HDhomerun. I noticed you didn't have any hd capture cards. Not sure it's status of use with linuxmce but it works fine with myth so it probably will work on version 710 of linuxmce. The nice thing about the hdhomerun is it's a dual tuner that doesn't take up any pci slots or room in your case. Just set it your utility/cable closet and hook it up directly to the video coax lines. Also you never have to install firmware on the linux box itself which is nice

Users / Re: Energy consumption of core
« on: November 27, 2007, 05:36:04 am »
I've got some figures on a mythbackend system that I will probably port to linuxmce on the next mce release.
I have a p3 kill-a-watt if you want any other power figures on any of my other motherboards/hardware

I got my backend down to 41 watts total power usage with the system 2.5" drive before adding pci and pci-e cards and hard drives
I use hdparm to spindown my drives and have no problem doing so. I give it two hours before they spin down to keep the bearings from being worn needlessly. I leave two drives active that are what myth records to. For some reason they won't spin down even if you want them to.

this is the section I put together on how to spin down hard drives for myth. Not sure if it will work for linuxmce yet though as I haven't tried it

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