That is definitely powerful enough for MP3. I had an old 1GHz AMD Thunderbird CPU running Twonky (on Ubuntu Linux) and it worked with MP3s. I've been looking to go the NAS route myself and I just bought a D-Link DNS-323 and I'm planning on running MediaTomb on it (MP3s and Photos) when version 0.12.0 is released. I've run some experiments using madplay to transcode MP3s on this 500GHz ARM CPU and it seems to work good enough.chrisexv6 said:Looking into building a NAS box to provide media for the MediaShare feature. I want something as low power as possible (I plan on leaving it running 24/7) and that will run Linux so I can use MediaTomb.
Looking at the Intel Atom CPU/mobo choices.......the CPU is running along at 1.6GHz, single core. My question is if this is powerful enough to transcode MP3s to the HR2X series of DVRs. I know someone here has posted about getting a pre-built NAS to run MediaTomb and transcode efficiently, but it seems tougher than building a NAS and installing everything myself. Didnt want to buy all the parts and find out the Atom setup isnt powerful enough.
Thanks in advance.