Transcoding performance on Intel Atom?

  • Dave Lasker

    Dave Lasker - 2010-05-29

    I have been a happy user of Mediatomb for the past 2 years. It's been running on a Shuttle K45 with a 1.8 GHz Celeron, 1GB
    RAM, and Ubuntu 8.04, and displays on my DirectTV HR-22. Unfortunately my Shuttle's motherboard just died. I'm thinking
    about replacing it with an Intel D510 dual-core Atom-based system. I see lots of posts on this forum about performance on
    DNS-323 (ARM) but I prefer the Intel architecture to easily use other applications.

    Can anyone tell me if they have successfully used Mediatomb on an Intel Atom to do the following:
    a) Display JPGE photos (I hope that should be easy)
    b) Play transcoded MP4/AAC (iTunes) audio
    c) Play transcoded MP4/H.264 (iTunes) video
    I am using the transcoding scripts in the wiki; nothing too fancy.

    I accidently posted this message first on the "open discussion" forum, but meant to post it here. Sorry for the duplicate post.

    Thanks for the help!


  • Dave Lasker

    Dave Lasker - 2010-06-07

    Since no one answered my question I will do it myself:-)

    I built a replacement system using a Gigabyte GA-D510UD motherboard which uses a dual-code Intel Atom D510. When playing mp4 video using ffmpeg, the CPU utilization is about 45%. When playing mp4 audio using vlc, the CPU utilization is about 4%.

    So I think the dual-core Atom is a great platform for Mediatomb.

    Thanks for all the great work you guys have done!

  • Anonymous - 2011-09-14

    Saying mp4 isn't enough since there are so many levels to mp4 videos.

    Do you know what profile and/or level of mp4 is being served?
    Are you just serving mp4s or are you transcoding them?


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