[clug] XBMC

David cottrill.david at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 21:59:23 GMT 2009

XBMC is pretty lightweight, but it does rely on having hardware 
acceleration. NVidia is the native chipset but it may have fallen back 
to vesa drivers - which would cause a massive slow down.

Pilcher, Fred wrote:
> Has anyone played around with XBMC (http://xbmc.org)?
> I installed it on a couple of my Ubuntu boxes. It's quite nice, but it
> runs like the proverbial dog. This surprised my friend who runs it on a
> couple of quite low-powered Apple devices and says it runs sweetly on
> those. Running it on my 3GHz P4 with 2GB RAM and a low-end but
> accelerated NVIDIA card it's virtually unusable - on a lower-powered
> computer it's completely unusable. I wonder whether it's just the Linux
> build, or something else.
> Cheers,
> Fred 
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