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pflog
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Re: [Parts Check] CPU/GPU requirements for transcoding video ser

It would be cheaper to just buy a popcorn hour or a WD tv live to be honest. They use like < 10W (way, way less than a PS3) power wise, and no transcoding is required (for the most part).
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said by pflog:

It would be cheaper to just buy a popcorn hour or a WD tv live to be honest. They use like < 10W (way, way less than a PS3) power wise, and no transcoding is required (for the most part).

The TV is only here for the Winter so I'm looking to put together a solution rather than buying something else. I have a dual core AMD that's collecting dust so I'm trying to figure out if it'll cut the mustard for the transcoding.
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Gordo74
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Personally, I'd just use the old AMD dual core and hook it up to the TV with a $20 Geforce 210 or ATI 5450 and run XBMC on it.



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said by El Quintron:

said by pflog:

It would be cheaper to just buy a popcorn hour or a WD tv live to be honest. They use like < 10W (way, way less than a PS3) power wise, and no transcoding is required (for the most part).

The TV is only here for the Winter so I'm looking to put together a solution rather than buying something else. I have a dual core AMD that's collecting dust so I'm trying to figure out if it'll cut the mustard for the transcoding.

A dual core AMD is going to be quite slow at this. I'm trying to remember if it was 720p or 1080p video, but my old Q9550 quad core Intel Core 2 Quad, using all cores, could barely eek out 20 fps conversion rate. That's less than realtime.
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said by pflog:

A dual core AMD is going to be quite slow at this. I'm trying to remember if it was 720p or 1080p video, but my old Q9550 quad core Intel Core 2 Quad, using all cores, could barely eek out 20 fps conversion rate. That's less than realtime.

Something to think about...

I had a Q6700 in the previous incarnation of my production rig and I seem to recall the rates being better than that; on ps3media server with Ubuntu, mind you this was 3+ years ago so I don't have any real world examples right now.
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said by Gordo74:

Personally, I'd just use the old AMD dual core and hook it up to the TV with a $20 Geforce 210 or ATI 5450 and run XBMC on it.

Agreed. It'll probably not be able to handle much above 480p transcoding.
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