[mythtv-users] Intel vs AMD for Myth - dual core....

Brian Foddy bfoddy at visi.com
Fri Jun 24 19:38:00 UTC 2005

On Fri, 24 Jun 2005, Gregorio Gervasio, Jr. wrote:

>>>>>> Brian Foddy writes:
> b> On Thu, 23 Jun 2005, Mudit Wahal wrote:
>>> The HD recording is already in mpeg2. If you get a decent nvidia
>>> graphics card with component output (gt6200, gt6600, gt6800), then
>>> most of the hardware processing can be offloaded to the graphics card.
> b> Is this correct?  I've been using 5200/5600 series cards for a couple
> b> years using XvMC.  It works and helps some but I would hardly call
> b> it offloaded.  Does the 6200 etc cards have more mpeg2 processing
> b> in Linux than their predicessors?  And how is it activated?
> b> With the XvMC lib/api or is there something new?
>        The newer cards have what nVidia calls PureVideo technology:
> http://www.nvidia.com/page/purevideo.html
> which looks interesting but there are no drivers nor libraries for
> Linux.  Maybe someday ...
Same old story, I think for several generations Nvidia cards have had
pretty descent mpeg2 playback capabilities that were never available
in the Linux drivers.

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