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  1. #1
    jonhd \(home\)
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    MP3 server hardware

    Anybody used a fanless, mini-itx motherboard type of (Slim)server?
    Anything to relate (Sucess/Failure, OS, etc.)?

    TA, Jon

  2. #2
    Jack Coates
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    MP3 server hardware

    > Anybody used a fanless, mini-itx motherboard type of (Slim)server?
    > Anything to relate (Sucess/Failure, OS, etc.)?
    >
    > TA, Jon
    >

  3. #3
    Jeffrey Gordon
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    MP3 server hardware

    Well i am not sure how the VIA 1Ghz chips compare to the Old Athlon
    900mhz chips, but my Athlon 900 is my server with 512MB ram and it runs
    just fine. I have about 2400 songs and it scans them in about 45-60
    seconds, and handles transoding FLAC just fine.

    Again not sure how the VIA chips compare.

    Jack Coates wrote:

    >>Anybody used a fanless, mini-itx motherboard type of (Slim)server?
    >>Anything to relate (Sucess/Failure, OS, etc.)?
    >>
    >>TA, Jon
    >>

  4. #4
    P McDowell
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    MP3 server hardware

    Message
    "jonhd (home)" <jon (AT) jhd-designs (DOT) demon.co.uk> wrote
    in message news:000001c44cef$3aa19820$0202a8c0 (AT) two (DOT) ..
    Anybody used a fanless, mini-itx motherboard type of (Slim)server? Anything
    to relate (Sucess/Failure, OS, etc.)?

    TA, Jon

    I have an ME6000 Via Eden running Debian testing.
    It runs headless 24/7 in a cupboard with ssh samba apache vnc slimserver
    slimp3slave.
    It is too slow to transcode on the fly, and rip/encode but I regulary run 3
    players off it, squeezebox and softsqueeze and it runs slimp3slave
    internally on its own audio output. The audio is supported in standard
    Debian and the video works to start with on xserver-xfree86 vesa module and
    you can upgrade to the via unichrome driver.
    http://unichrome.sourceforge.net/
    I'm happy with it, I'd like to get an MII 12000 with the cardbus onboard for
    wifi

  5. #5
    Roy M. Silvernail
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    MP3 server hardware

    On Mon, 2004-06-07 at 21:35, Jeffrey Gordon wrote:
    > Well i am not sure how the VIA 1Ghz chips compare to the Old Athlon
    > 900mhz chips, but my Athlon 900 is my server with 512MB ram and it runs
    > just fine.


    They don't. The fanless Via Mini-ITX mobos basically have the modern
    incarnation of the Cyrix C-3, which was anemic even against Pentium-I
    but pretty much dirt cheap. The Athlons, OTOH, compare pretty favorably
    with Intels of the same general clock. XPs pretty much womp P-4 at
    equal clocking, as my XP1900+ will run circles around a 2 GHz P-4, and
    it officially clocks around 1.6 GHz. (of course, 1GB of RAM doesn't hurt

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  6. #6
    Jack Coates
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    MP3 server hardware

    It just so happens my server is an athlon 900 with 768 MB RAM and I have a
    1Ghz Nehemiah as well (mentioned below).

    Even my server will skip a beat when scanning the library (nearly 6000
    songs).

    > Well i am not sure how the VIA 1Ghz chips compare to the Old Athlon
    > 900mhz chips, but my Athlon 900 is my server with 512MB ram and it runs
    > just fine. I have about 2400 songs and it scans them in about 45-60
    > seconds, and handles transoding FLAC just fine.
    >
    > Again not sure how the VIA chips compare.
    >
    > Jack Coates wrote:
    >
    >>>Anybody used a fanless, mini-itx motherboard type of (Slim)server?
    >>>Anything to relate (Sucess/Failure, OS, etc.)?
    >>>
    >>>TA, Jon
    >>>

  7. #7
    P McDowell
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    MP3 server hardware

    "Roy M. Silvernail" <roy (AT) rant-central (DOT) com> wrote in
    message news:1086660164.19033.8.camel (AT) localhost (DOT) ..

    >
    > They don't. The fanless Via Mini-ITX mobos basically have the modern
    > incarnation of the Cyrix C-3, which was anemic even against Pentium-I
    > but pretty much dirt cheap. The Athlons, OTOH, compare pretty favorably
    > with Intels of the same general clock. XPs pretty much womp P-4 at
    > equal clocking, as my XP1900+ will run circles around a 2 GHz P-4, and
    > it officially clocks around 1.6 GHz. (of course, 1GB of RAM doesn't hurt
    >
    > --
    > Roy M. Silvernail is roy (AT) rant-central (DOT) com, and

    you're not
    > Never Forget: It's Only 1's and 0's!
    > SpamAssassin->procmail->/dev/null->bliss
    > http://www.rant-central.com


    The Via is just fine for serving and playing, that means I can turn off the
    noisy Athlon box that I use to rip and encode.
    Its not a CPU contest.

  8. #8
    Jason Holtzapple
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    MP3 server hardware

    Yes, I use one with an 800 MHz VIA C3. It drives 2 slims and a
    squeezebox with a 10,000 song library just fine. It's too slow
    to use for transcoding to mp3, though. OS is NetBSD.

    --Jason

    jonhd (home) wrote:
    > Anybody used a fanless, mini-itx motherboard type of (Slim)server?
    > Anything to relate (Sucess/Failure, OS, etc.)?
    >
    > TA, Jon

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    MP3 server hardware

    > Yes, I use one with an 800 MHz VIA C3. It drives 2 slims and a
    > squeezebox with a 10,000 song library just fine. It's too slow
    > to use for transcoding to mp3, though. OS is NetBSD.


    Almost same setup here: same cpu, 2 sqeezeboxen, 1 slimp3, slimp3slave
    running locally on the machine, based on a redhat 7.3. No problem with the
    cpu for simple streaming. I even run Apache, MySQL, Samba and all the
    other usual suspects on it (with very little traffic, though).

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  10. #10
    Johan Bolmsjo
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    MP3 server hardware

    tis 2004-06-08 klockan 03.03 skrev Jack Coates:
    > > Anybody used a fanless, mini-itx motherboard type of (Slim)server?
    > > Anything to relate (Sucess/Failure, OS, etc.)?
    > >
    > > TA, Jon
    > >

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