[mythtv-users] Re: what cards and tools

nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 19:16:15 UTC 2004

It could work as a backend-only system perhaps.  Just make sure any
pci cards you get will work with either 5v or 3.3v.

I thought that XvMC was hardware acceleration?  At least, I think
that's the closest to it that the nvidia cards have, and is most
likely what they are advertising as hardware acceleration anyways. 
(hmmm... I guess that might be the difference between hardware
acceleration and hardware decoding.)  Anyways, I think XvMC allows at
least some of the decoding to be done on the card, rather than by the


On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 02:03:38 -0600, Neil
<neil-on-mythtv at restricted.dyndns.org> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I opened the case of the machine that my friend gave me. Even if it had the
> Pentium III 500Mhz, the PCI slots are all 5v(old slot). It didn't even have
> an AGP slot. Am I hopeless now with this machine?
> Thanks,
> Neil
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