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Emiku

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Cheapest solution for h.264 720p/1080p playback
« on: April 04, 2008, 01:02:46 pm »
What is the cheapest / lowend motherboard / cpu etc..... combination that allows h.264 720 or 1080p playback using LinuxMCE ?

A must is the small formfactor.

I am afraid to build overkill'ed MDs, these days you have to worry about power consumption and such. ;)

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cobradevil

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Re: Cheapest solution for h.264 720p/1080p playback
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008, 01:21:42 pm »
try reading this post:

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=3a640eb9753275c4f68af355c5d21052&topic=4829.0

You need a lot of power to playback 1080p streams!

intel core2duo can play it!

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William van de Velde

jtgamble

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Re: Cheapest solution for h.264 720p/1080p playback
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2008, 11:46:39 pm »
It will really probably depend on how small you want the machine hooked up to your computer to be. I'm looking at having the smallest Media Director I can put together myself, and am considering http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813153077 with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819111304.

This is probably not the cheapest solution however. If you're willing to have a slightly bigger case sitting around your TV, you can get away with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115031 and any cheap motherboard that has nVidia graphics and DVI/HDMI out. I think something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130126 might fit the bill, but honestly you'd have to do a little looking around to make sure that the nVidia 7150 video chipset is working well with the newest release.

:)