[mythtv-users] Two X displays without screen blanking? (Monitor and TVout)

Greg geflatt at hfx.eastlink.ca
Tue Apr 1 01:20:21 UTC 2003

Is the resolution a limit on the hardware, your machine, or the drivers?

-----Original Message-----
From: JC [mailto:johnmythtv at crombe.com] 
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 11:50 AM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Media Center Demo

> From: "Joseph Jamieson" <jjamieson at futurefoundations.com>
> I noticed an option for "hardware MJPEG" in the encoder drop down
> 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
ago, but now can be found for under $50.  They do hardware MJPEG
(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
2,2) but I can't go any higher, and the other codecs (RTJPEG, MPEG4)
work well at all on my box (P3-800).  I'm about to buy a new
to boost up my performance but wonder if the G200 is the right card for
job or not.

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

Take care,

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