markknecht at gmail
May 20, 2009, 8:39 AM
What new profile for an old Mac Mini as a MythTV backend server?
I have an older ppc-based Mac Mini that I haven't updated in a
while but would like to try using as a MythTV backend server for
digital recording only. I don't have a lot of experience with my Mac
running Gentoo. I set it up last year but never used it much as a
frontend. I like the machine. It's quiet and doesn't draw much power
or take up much space so I'm looking for a use for it. The HD Homerun
digital tuner outputs MPEG so there isn't much processing power
required and I'll be saving everything to an external 1394 drive so it
seems to me this is a pretty good match and won't take me too much
time to test out.
My question is which new profile to choose. It was set up last year
with a 2007.0 profile which is now depreciated. when I look at the
long list of options the question that comes up for me and this
application is whether to choose the standard 2008.0 profile or the
2008.0 32-bit userland-profile.
Does anyone with more experience on this platform have any inputs
they want to make? I'm leaning toward the standard profile which I
think is 64-bit? I assume that's the difference between these two?