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Master Geek
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Topic # 151800 5-Sep-2014 16:52
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I'm upgrading my htpc and installing xbmc/kodia as it'll have more WAF once the Harmony 1 is set up.

I'm currently using a mini-itx with a pentium g3258, 32bit windows 7, 4gb ram and 120gb ssd.

Anyone have thoughts about using windows 7 64bit instead? I do realise that xbmc is a 32bit application.

The htpc will not be used for games or transcoding, it will receive media files from my server.

I might even move to the dark side and use open-elec for a higher WAF :) and would appreciate any input about that, too.

Cheers smile

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1122959 6-Sep-2014 10:20
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If all you want to do is steam media then use OpenELEC, even if only for the simple fact that it will be 100x faster to install.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1122990 6-Sep-2014 11:30
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Thanks, I will look at that, assuming it's fully compatible with the mysql database on the server?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1123053 6-Sep-2014 12:36
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the actual stability of xbmc on 64 bit is good with a fresh install. i did an "upgrade" from frodo to the latest gotham and it was buggy as hell. with a clean install its great.
i dont do sql at my place so cant comment on that.

i have an older logitech 785 with the lcd screen and integrating into xbmc is a piece of cake. Modified the keymap to allow things like one touch audio sync adjust while the movie is playing etc . wifey and 7/5 year olds can operate the entire system and change from TV to HTPC and back with ease.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1123241 6-Sep-2014 16:55
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I'm not aware of any issues with OpenELEC and a centralized SQL database.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1123288 6-Sep-2014 18:23
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With mysql database sync you just need to be all using the same verios on xbmc/kodi i.e. 13.2 and not mix 12.x with 13.x won't work as db is different...

P.S. windows is the dark side

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1123413 6-Sep-2014 22:41
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Cheers for the input, I shall give open-elec a try laughing 

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