First of all, this bundled release is really a great idea. Congratulations!
Now on to my couple of questions.
1. Im running PS3 Media Server on Windows Vista on a Phenom II X3 720 (2,8Ghz) and a Gigabit connection (second NIC) to the PS3. I rarely have any problems with any transcoding, not even random 1080p material, but thought this Linux edition would be interesting to test!
I downloaded the ISO live-cd image and booted up my PC with it, during the setup I choosed my gigabit network card and then mounted my existing disk with all my media and shared it in ps3mediaserver-editconf. I run a sample test of the Big Bunny 1080p and to my surprise it worked kind of good, although a couple of seconds in the beginning it stuttered.
This leads me to my question, does this Linux build utilize all my three cores? (I have no stuttering at all in Windows edition)
I have read earlier in this post that there where no multi-core support, but to be sure I ask again.
Is it really possible one core at 2,8ghz can handle 1080p this good?
On to the next question...
2. How do I do all the regular setup and change settings like in the desktop version of PSM (ie Mencoder settings)? Is everything located in ps3mediaserver-editconf? As I recall there were not many existing config options.
3. Why does it take so long time before the movie starts playing when using the Goto feature in PS3 to move on in the movie?
The biggest reason why Im testing out this edition is that if there is more resources available for the transcoding, maybe some older CPUs can keep up, I plan now on testing to run it on my old PC with Pentium D 3ghz CPU and if it works this good with a single core I can leave my ordinary PC for other purposes and use this one as a standalone server
Thanks in advance!