[mythtv] Via M10000 mpeg2 decoder work

Simon Kenyon simon at koala.ie
Tue Aug 26 10:53:34 EDT 2003

Isaac Richards wrote:

>On Monday 25 August 2003 04:04 pm, James Campbell wrote:
>>I was just wondering if anyone has been working on the Via Nehemiah's
>>onboard decoder for Myth?  Since the release of VeXP, a version of Xine
>>that takes advantage of the onboard decoder chip, I haven't heard much
>>about work on this subject.  If no one is working on this, I will start
>>in, but I'd rather not recover any ground that someone has already
>>gotten passed.  This hardware will make a solid frontend and possibly a
>>frontend/backend combo with a PVR-250 added in.  Thanks for the good
>>work Dev team.
>No one has, that I know of.  I was going to look into doing it, but I'd need 
>to reinstall another distribution on my m10k to be able to use the supplied 
>kernel modules.
>It _should_ be really fairly similar to the existing XvMC support, aside from 
>dropping out of the codepath in the mpeg2 decoder sooner.
you might want to check out the following URL: 
the chap has produced an source version of the VIA CLE266 mpeg library 
for linux
sounds like most of the heavy lifting (along with VeXP) is now done

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