Old thread resuscitation.
Somehow, I did manage to get my analog audio problem solved and am using Banshee. It's fine. Honestly, I don't listen to as much music on this system as I used to. It's been a while since I poked at this, so I don't know exactly what magic sudo thing I did to fix it.
Having become disillusioned with Netflix after the price increase, I was looking for other vendors. I somehow hit upon Zediva and tried to stream a movie on the subject box (Zotac HD-ID11, Ion 2, dual-core 1.66GHz Atom, Ubuntu). I have Comcast 20Mbps internet service.
The video quality was just awful.
I looked at their FAQ, and they DO seem to recommend a 2.0GHz dual-core, but that just seems unreasonable to me for video streaming. I mean, Netflix is just lovely through either this machine, or the Wii or the XBox. So, I just don't "believe" that you really need that much CPU horsepower to stream video.
What say you?
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