Wow, its been almost 9 months, and I'm finally getting this done. Well things come up and life happens. It looks like its a little bit under powered. I didn't forsee the 720p H264 mkv files that are coming out now. Its just to much for Orb to encode in real time down to a small enough resolution to stream.
I'm also noticing that some apps such as Jinzora and Orb cause CPU spikes, and that may interfer with people watching video at home while I'm streaming Video or Music. Jinzora's not to bad, and it only for short periods, but those CPU spikes could screw things up. I'm thinking about setting the priority of Jinzorra and orb to below normal so that it doesn't intefer with Media Portal. Then agian the only people that will be watching it at home is my roomate and his girlfriend, and they didn't put anything into this, so why should I care.
I guess I just wanted to let the next guy that trys this know. If I had the money to buy new hardware I and the time to do it over, I would go quad core.
Are you still using Azureus? thats one app that causes spikes way too much in CPU usage when its being used, might be due to it being written in Java. I've had much better luck with BitComet or uTorrent [if you need RSS support].
Yeah, but I don't get any CPU spike with azureus, just uses a lot of RAM. I use it because of the AzSMRC remote control plugin. The next beta is suppose to let you choose your save location. The other way I was doing it before, and the only way to do it utorrent, is to have everything saved in on lump folder. Its a pain to have to organize that stuff.
I'm running the web server for jinzora as a startup app instead of a service, and it seems to actually be more responsive, and run better. It seems to only use one core, so I don't think that will cause any problems in the future. I guess the only problem would be streaming HD video in Orb. Honestly thats not really as much of an issue though since I generally just download the video that I want over http or ftp.
So most the stuff works, and I shouldn't have any problems now really, but as things move towards HD, problems are very likely to occur. I guess I'll just have to cross that bridge when I come to it.
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