A little over 14 years ago I was part of a small group that planned and developed a PHP application. Over the years I've made small changes to the application, but I realized a few years ago that what the application really needed was a complete overhaul. A few people offered to redo the application and one person actually got to the point of making our old code partially work with newer versions of PHP (one of the issues with the application). Ultimately even the best attempts were a band-aid solution to the real problem: the application needs to be simplified and re-written.
Friends, you're going to think I'm nuts, but I broke down this morning and spent just over $95CDN ($84.71 + shipping) for an older socket LGA2011 motherboard (X79). I've been using an AMD A8-5600K APU and a Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H motherboard for the past 6-7 years. I would love to buy a Ryzen 5 3600XT but that would also mean buying a new motherboard and new RAM. I already have a XEON E5-1650 processor to fit the LGA2011 motherboard. The motherboard I chose is this one:
When second generation Ryzen processors came out I started to wonder what it would be like to use one to encode video. Currently all my video encoding is done by a custom built computer that doubles as our living room entertainment system. For the sake of this article I'll call that computer KODI. The name of the computer is also a hint as to what the computer is running: KODI, (currently on Linux Mint Cinnamon, but this will be changed in the near future). Unlike most people I generally don't use KODI for streaming, I use it to organize media I've purchased over many years.