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From: Oliver M A Wilson <o.m.a.wilson@...>
Subject: Re: Myth/DVD/MAME on an Ultra5?
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 16:55:52 +0000
On 21:32 Tue 03 Oct     , Jack Lloyd wrote:
> 
> This may be a dumb question, but I can't find anything useful via
> Google. I'm running Gentoo on my Ultra5, and am starting to wonder if
> maybe I can't turn it into a Myth/DVD/MAME machine (since god knows I
> don't do anything else useful with it).
> 
> Obvious problems:
> 
> Onboard video sucks - thinking maybe an ATI 7500 AIW PCI here?
> 
> IDE controller is worse - stream everything over the network, or
> install a decent IDE controller in one of the PCI slots and connect
> the DVD drive to it.
> 
> I've already thrown in a DVD drive, new hard drive and a USB
> controller card, just in an effort to make the machine slightly
> non-useless.
> 
> Is this completely impossible? Any suggestions/pointers? I'd rather
> find out now than after I spend the money on a video card I can't
> actually use.
> 
> Thanks,
>   Jack
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Jack,
    What is the clock speed on the cpu? I have never tried DVD/TV on my
333Mhz Ultra5 but DivX playback was awful, it can just almost cope with 
full screen mpeg playback. I think these machines just aren't powerful 
enough to cope with modern media apps.
    By the way, is it the IDE controller that sucks? I always put the crap
hard drive performance down the fact they are 5400rpm disk.
    Regards,
        Oliver Wilson



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