[mythtv] hardware acceleration

Ray mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Fri, 20 Dec 2002 19:25:36 -0700

On Fri, Dec 20, 2002 at 06:07:20PM -0800, Kevin Bowen wrote:
> >Is the G400 hardware accelerated also, or just the G200?
> According to matrox, yes, but I don't how it fares myth-wise. Does anyone
> know if the g400 is superior to the g200 in any way that would matter to
> Myth?

The only difference I can think of is that the G400 has (potentially) more
flexable TV-Out functionality.  That and the fact that most of the matroxfb
developers seem to have G400 series cards so the TV-Out stuff is less likely
to get hosed up in the future without someone noticing.  There are some
other differences but AFAIK none of them are relivent to Myth.

> After being surprised to read on this list that the g200 is capable of
> doing full hardware mjpeg usable by myth, I started looking into it, and
> have found it online for as little as $30. This seems too good to be true.
> Is there some downside to this card that I'm not seeing?

One of the $30 cards I got had a mangled bios and a second had a bios that
wouldn't allow it to work on one of my machines and flashing it using the
latest version with the Windows flasher hosed it up worse.  I managed to fix
both of them with an older DOS version of the flasher though.