[mythtv] 1080p hardware decoder

ryan patterson ryan.goat at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 20:18:37 UTC 2007

Your request needs to be clarified.  You want a 1080p hardware decoder but
you don't say what it is decoding.  Yes I know it is decoding video.  But
how is the video encoded?  mpeg-2? divX? Xvid? some future format?  Also
there is basically zero chance of HDCP ever being supported by Linux.  The
whole point of HDCP is that the hardware and software are a proprietary
(closed) system.  Linux on the other hand is based on opensource software.
The two just can't mix.  It would be like dogs and cats living together.

On 2/27/07, Marcus Metzler <mocm at mocm.de> wrote:
> >>>>> "Richard" == Richard Thornton <richie.thornton at gmail.com> writes:
>     Richard> I thought I would create a pledge to get an 1080p
>     Richard> hardware decoder for Linux released, could people sign it
>     Richard> and post it to any relevant forums?
>     Richard> http://www.pledgebank.com/1080p-decoder
> AFAIK MicRacer can't do 1080p only 1080i over PCI-E and has no HDCP
> output, or do you mean MicHognose? Anyway, Micronas doesn't build retail
> cards, somebody else has to implement their design.
> OTOH, Linux drivers won't be a problem.
> Marcus
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