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MythTV: Turning Linux Into a Digital Video Recorder: The Server

Oct 26, 2009, 12:46 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In this two-part series, we'll take a look at setting up MythTV on two Fedora 11 machines. I say two machines because MythTV allows you to split tasks into a video server machine that does all the capturing and video storage and one or more client machines that control the server, telling it what to do and also grab video content from the server to decode and display on the client machine. The server machine in this example will be an old AMD X2 running at 2.2Ghz and an ancient graphics card that allows only a text console to be presented. The client will be an Intel Q6600 with an NVidia GTS 250 graphics card. MythTV can take advantage of Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (VDPAU), which, as the name implies, lets you use the GPU for video decoding and presentation."

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