[mythtv-users] Error Logs?

Eric Thelin eric at generation-i.com
Tue Apr 1 00:29:08 UTC 2003

> From: "Joseph Jamieson" <jjamieson at futurefoundations.com>
> I noticed an option for "hardware MJPEG" in the encoder drop down menu.
> Do any TV cards out there support this feature?   Ideally, this would
> let you do MythTV with a lot less of a powerhouse of a box (and a more
> quiet one too.)

It's for the Matrox G200 and G400 series of video cards.  They were
originally in the $300 to $400 range when they were introduced a few years
ago, but now can be found for under $50.  They do hardware MJPEG encoding
(not decoding) which does eliminate a huge load from the CPU.

I've got the G200 myself and it's working very well at 350x240 (decimation
2,2) but I can't go any higher, and the other codecs (RTJPEG, MPEG4) don't
work well at all on my box (P3-800).  I'm about to buy a new motherboard/cpu
to boost up my performance but wonder if the G200 is the right card for the
job or not.

I asked earlier if anyone had a G200/G400 and got higher performance that
the hardware MJPEG at 2,2 but nobody answered.

Take care,

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