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That's going to return the same data. And I need to do a COUNT calculation on the number of returned rows to get Orders Per Day.
 

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Got tired of the the Fire TV Cube being.... well, an amazon product. Slow, freezy, plex implementation is mediocre.

Finally found a Shield TV for a reasonable price and grabbed it. Looking forward to it.
 
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oh my god, you guys. I'm SCP'ing a big file from my laptop to the server, and it's only going at 38MB/s.

BETTER GET ME SOME MESH GEAR.
 
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welp, im going full-domon again. I already outgrew the little NUC i had for "infrastructure" and am upgrading to a 2u with server-hardware in it again. Need more cores, and more ram, and some full sized cards.
 

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Even with cuda enabled, my old i5-2400 isn't keeping up with zoneminder on two cameras. Load average is through the roof, and it becomes untenable to use it as an HTPC. I dumped it again in favor of letting the cameras do their own detections with long term NFS storage. I'd still like to figure out a "live feed" to stream the rtsp from my server on some sort of webpage.

Probably ought to just get some sort of many-core modern processor (or older Xeon) and replace it.
 

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how did you "outgrow" it?
CPU use hovering around 80% between plex + frigate, and outta ram regularly. I coulda upgraded the ram instead... but why do that when i could go full-domon.

Would like to make it a proper proxmox box with a bunch of LXCs and VMs, but also need some additional PHYs to support more network oriented stuff (opnsense, etc)
 
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Even with cuda enabled, my old i5-2400 isn't keeping up with zoneminder on two cameras. Load average is through the roof, and it becomes untenable to use it as an HTPC. I dumped it again in favor of letting the cameras do their own detections with long term NFS storage. I'd still like to figure out a "live feed" to stream the rtsp from my server on some sort of webpage.

Probably ought to just get some sort of many-core modern processor (or older Xeon) and replace it.
for any type of video processing or decoding stuff, gotta go intel 7th gen or better. Makes a huge difference due to the dedicated quicksync decode/transcode capability that just completely takes that load off the CPU. Applies to both cctv, and jellyfin/plex/emby/etc

You actualyl dont need a ton of cores, 4 is fine as long as you've got UHD 630 for all the video workloads
 
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for any type of video processing or decoding stuff, gotta go intel 7th gen or better. Makes a huge difference due to the dedicated quicksync decode/transcode capability that just completely takes that load off the CPU. Applies to both cctv, and jellyfin/plex/emby/etc

You actualyl dont need a ton of cores, 4 is fine as long as you've got UHD 630 for all the video workloads
Will the UHD 630 still work, even if I have a 1050ti in there for Kodi?
 

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Will the UHD 630 still work, even if I have a 1050ti in there for Kodi?
yep, you can use both. But you wont need the 1050ti anymore, quicksync is just so much better than it at the transcode/decode. the 1050 was the best solution for a long time, but the stream limit (even with the hacked drivers) and the power use just doesnt compete with quicksync.
 

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im amazed we're actually having a useful conversation and not just throwing insults around.
 
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Here's my go to guide for this stuff


Dude says basically every bit of advice i would give with a lot more detail and even links for getting the hardware cheap
 

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oh, an element of my full-domon approach by the way, is to use a really cheap direct-from-china BGA cpu with an interposer for best performance/watt

Super dumb, but optimal solution.
 

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yep, you can use both. But you wont need the 1050ti anymore, quicksync is just so much better than it at the transcode/decode. the 1050 was the best solution for a long time, but the stream limit (even with the hacked drivers) and the power use just doesnt compete with quicksync.
I was thinking I'd just keep the 1050 around as dedicated hardware for kodi, since a dedicated path for the main interface seems like a win/win.
 

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If you lived here you'd sniff syrup too. Shit's awesome, unlike your syrupless shithole.
dude, i grew up in vermont, my honorary canadian status is cemented. Anywhere close enough to the border that they would take canadian coins mixed in with american is part of canada.
 

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I was thinking I'd just keep the 1050 around as dedicated hardware for kodi, since a dedicated path for the main interface seems like a win/win.
ahhh, you use the box as a player too, not just a server.

Yeah, thatd work fine for an output. There will be a bios setting to have both the UHD and the PCIe card active thatll youll have to flip, but beyond that no biggie.
 

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CPU use hovering around 80% between plex + frigate, and outta ram regularly. I coulda upgraded the ram instead... but why do that when i could go full-domon.

Would like to make it a proper proxmox box with a bunch of LXCs and VMs, but also need some additional PHYs to support more network oriented stuff (opnsense, etc)
I thought you had a Coral? And why are you transcoding Plex? :wtf: