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Building linux receiver : hardware? software? - 20-March-2010, 15:57

Hi everyone,
I have an "old" pc, now used as cccam server under ClearOS :
-AMD Athlon XP 3000+
-512Mb RAM (maybe I can find 512 more)
-ATI Radeon 9600 PR 256Mb graphic card (DVI and S-Video out)
-SATA 160GB drive

I was wondering if this could make a good HD receiver for my tv + cccam server. Do you think this is enough?

I would add a technotrend budget s2-1600 card in first choice since it's really affordable but linux drivers seem not ready yet... Another suggestion?

Which linux distro/tv software would be stable and light?

I like ClearOS it but it's seems not really purposed for a tv frontend.
Debian should do everything but is it the simpler choice?
Are mythtv specific distro (mythbuntu, mythdora...) compatable with cccam server? Are they stable and secure?

VDR seems a bit aging now, no?

Well, I think that's enough questions.
If you have only one answer or tip, please post.

Thx

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20-March-2010, 21:08

I don't know about S2, but I have two SAA7146 DVB-C cards running perfectly under Linux (yours is also SAA7146 based). I read somewhere that S2 support was added to the kernel, but I can't find any source of it anymore. Try to google it.

I think your system will be far to slow do decode HD in realtime. I have a Core 2 quad 2.5GHz and a Nvidia EN9600GT and it is just fast enough to decode HD in realtime. (using 30% of my 4 cores)

Edit: Any DVB-driver referred to budget in the linux kernel concerns the SAA7146


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22-March-2010, 08:32

For supported devices check linuxtv.org. there you get an overview. As HD reciever i am not sure as you have an ATI card. If you can change to a vdpau able nvidia card no problem (not sure at the moment if there is something like vdpau for ati). 1024 RAM would be preferable. if you want to go mythtv then check for sasc-ng which loops your dvb adapter to a virtual one including cccam support. also works on mythbuntu or mythdora as it is not depending on internal cam support!

good luck!

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vdpau is hardware decoding of h264 which means that most of the decoding work is done by the graphic card. in my system that means i have on one core only 15 % of load watching a 1080p movie (some old CPU dual core amd system. forgot what exactly)

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23-March-2010, 16:19

Ok guys, thanks for your answers.
So it looks my system is not enough for HD as is. I will start with SD for the moment.
But I need to choose a distro and I'm quite noob in linux.
I'm not too keen on command line and geek stuffs but I like (need) server-like system like ClearOS: light, clean, stable and simple. A web interface is a good mix of use simplicity and lightness for me.
In fact, I'd like a media frontend (light, no fancy graphics) and a stable server backend on the same machine.
Are Mythdora or Mythbuntu light/stable enough for the server part?

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I do not know mythdora. Also i prefer to compile myself. But as mythbuntu is debian based this would be the way i would choose. download the iso install it and see if you like it. will take like 60 min i guess. also later on you implement some more "feautures" rather easy.
For HD content like already mentioned get a nvidia card that supports vdpau and you should be fine!
   
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