I've recently decided that it's time to upgrade my home automation and AV systems. Previously I've had a bunch of different systems running my security, lights, etc along with a mythTV setup for my A/V.
I wanted to do some initial testing so I built a small lab setup using the following hardware:
CORE = Dual 3.0GHz CPU with 2GB RAM and 2 GIG-E Network Connections
MD #1 = 1.5GHz CPU with 512MB RAM and 100Meg network connection
All seems fine from a configuration perspective my MD booted up fine and I have the GUI up however as a quick test I tried to play some audio that I had installed (an mp3 file) and it is extremely choppy. The load on the core while playing is almost nothing and on the MD it's about .40 load average.
Does anyone have any ideas on this or am I missing something?
The MD used to be a diskless front end for my MythTV setup so I believe it should have enough power to do a simple MD playing just music.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.