[mythtv-users] Color Problem with EPG

Mike Smith easygreenus at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 1 07:32:45 UTC 2003

On Saturday 29 March 2003 11:49 am, JC wrote:
> > 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.

They do hardware decoding as well, but not both at the same time, making it 
fairly useless to mythtv, since MJPEG decoding is horribly slow to decode in 
software (_much_ more so than mpeg4).  So, IMO, any gains from the hardware 
encoding are offset by that.


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