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- prophetizer - 2012-02-07 23:40
schwarzmuller Wrote:These issues:
i have the 2011 AMD i7
- atandon - 2012-02-08 21:38
I have eden beta2 running on my mini (with amd GPU).
Overall I am happy with the performance. Eden2 also looks to be pretty stable.
The CPU utilization is pretty low for h.264 videos.
But with vc-1 encoded ones (or 1080i AVCHD .m2ts videos off my camcorder) the CPU utilization jumps up. Don't see the same if I run xbmc in boot camped windows on the same machine.
Looks to me like OS X may be the culprit here. It may not be h/w accelerating the vc-1 decode. I could be wrong of course.
But I guess I can live with this. Not too many videos in my setup that are vc-1 encoded
- activate - 2012-02-09 10:16
Is the cpu jump an issue ? In other words, is it intefering with other apps. I have the macmini 2011 server and am running it with hardware acceleration off so that it is compatible with the high end codecs. It doesn't interfere whilst simulitaneously severing a stream to another client and performing other server functions.
RE: [MAC] New Thunderbolt Mac Mini! - gizmotoy - 2012-03-19 03:21
I searched through the thread, but I couldn't seem to find a definitive answer.
Will one of these 2011 Mac Minis bitstream HD audio in BootCamped Windows 7 if they have the base Intel HD 3000 Graphics instead of the upgraded AMD card?
RE: [MAC] New Thunderbolt Mac Mini! - SushiMo - 2012-04-17 00:17
yes, thats something i am interested too.
if yes thats the point for me buying a mac mini with i7 and amd graphics.
RE: - davilla - 2012-04-17 01:22
(2012-02-08 21:38)atandon Wrote: I have eden beta2 running on my mini (with amd GPU).
Correct, vc-1 is not h/w accelerated on OSX.
RE: [MAC] New Thunderbolt Mac Mini! - henrikyo - 2012-05-01 18:49
Anyone know if i can bitstream hd audio from the base mac mini i5 / intel 3000 hd
I remember reading something that i need a intel MEI download of some sort, now that we have a audio branch i would love to hear if anyone has tried it
talking windows of course
RE: [MAC] New Thunderbolt Mac Mini! - ix400 - 2012-05-01 19:01
(2012-05-01 18:49)henrikyo Wrote: Anyone know if i can bitstream hd audio from the base mac mini i5 / intel 3000 hd
... I'm also quite interested in this. Would love to run XBMC on a Mac again.
RE: [MAC] New Thunderbolt Mac Mini! - MrOCM - 2012-05-10 15:52
(2012-03-19 03:21)gizmotoy Wrote: I searched through the thread, but I couldn't seem to find a definitive answer.
I recently bought an entry level Mac Mini (i5, Intel HD3000) and I can confirm that HD Audio can be bitstreamed while playing lossless bluray content (from original Bluray disc or from mkv file) using BootCamped Windows 7. I have done this through Total Media Theatre 5 as well as an XBMC version supporting bitstreaming of HD Audio.
I have not yet been able to do it on OSX. Still trying to find a way but so far it seems the best option is bitstreamed DTS Surround. Sucks to run Windows on a Mac but so far it seems to be the only way to get bitstreamed HD Audio.
RE: [MAC] New Thunderbolt Mac Mini! - Torroa - 2012-05-11 21:39
Is the Intel QuickSync also possible with the Sandy Bridge Mini under BootCamp? And has anyone some experience doing any transcoding with this feature? Output quality, speed, flexibility and so on..