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Apple TV

Post by UKenGB » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:08 am

I mean the earlier/larger one that had an internal hard disk.

Could MM2 be married to one of those? I know the CPU is a bit lacking, but with MM2 being such a pared down OS, maybe it would be satisfactory.

I happen to have a couple of them (one currently with XBMC on it) and wondered if MM2 could be used. I guess the same applies as to the Rasberry PI 2?

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Re: Apple TV

Post by warpme » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:44 pm

is it version based on A5 CPU or kind of Intel?
if it is Intel - is it able to PXE boot?

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Re: Apple TV

Post by UKenGB » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:01 pm

The 1st gen used a 1 GHz Intel "Crofton" Pentium M and Nvidia GeForce Go 7300 with 64 MB of VRAM and 256 MB of system RAM. So not wildly powerful, but runs XBMC ok. I wondered how MM2 would get on.

I've no idea about PXE boot. Perhaps someone else can help with this?

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Re: Apple TV

Post by warpme » Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:46 pm

UKenGB wrote:The 1st gen used a 1 GHz Intel "Crofton" Pentium M and Nvidia GeForce Go 7300 with 64 MB of VRAM and 256 MB of system RAM. So not wildly powerful, but runs XBMC ok. I wondered how MM2 would get on.

I've no idea about PXE boot. Perhaps someone else can help with this?
Hmm - GeForce Go 7300 means no any HW decode so all will be in software. 1GHz Celeron will not do that...
256M of RAM - this will be not enough even for MM2 RAMdisk (460M).
MythTV alone can require 400-1000MB...

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Re: Apple TV

Post by UKenGB » Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:59 pm

I thought it unlikely, but you can put OpenElec on there and run Kodi which I thought pretty much the same thing. As indeed I already have one with XBMC.

Ah, forgot to mention, it is fitted with the Broadcom Crystal thingy board that provides hardware acceleration for up to 1080p. Is Kodi/XBMC that much less resource hungry than MythTV?

I just cannot find the ideal frontend. We need a (late model) AppleTV size box that will run MM2. The only boxes anywhere near that small that I can find apparently won't run MM2 :(

I'm still looking.

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