I was running PS3 Media server on an old celeron laptop ( nothing to boast about)
And recently found a HP proliant microserver (N36L) for relatively cheap,
added 8Gb non-ECC RAM ( the server sais it wants ECC but the box will work without ECC without problems )
added a GTX520 1Gb GFx with a low profile bracket
2TB Seagate external on eSATA ( automounts on boot) we are buying some more HDDs as we see them at good prices
running ubuntu 11.10 quite happily
and PMS 1.50..
does anyone know how I can use the stream processors on the NVIDIA card for transcoding in PMS?
The box streams 1080p happily to the PS3 through a router ( wired connection, the wireless-N usage before made the router overheat and disconnect when I did this )
EDIT** ok, larger MKV files seem to start lagging and skipping after 10 or so minutes, it doesn't happen on my i5 machine so I think its the amd chip on the server battling a bit...
PMS is awesome