[mythtv-users] Media Center Demo

JC johnmythtv at crombe.com
Sat Mar 29 17:07:43 UTC 2003


That's the $64,000 question!  Need other people with Matrox cards to chime
in and say what res. they've been able to get with their boards.  I can only
say what my system has been limited to.

JC

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Jamieson" <jjamieson at futurefoundations.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at snowman.net>
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 12:00 PM
Subject: RE: [mythtv-users] Media Center Demo


> 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
> 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,
> JC
>
>
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