[mythtv-users] Epias that can handle mpeg4

raphael rpooser at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 01:32:49 UTC 2006

Brett Kosinski wrote:
>     So, does anyone have any experience with Epias and mpeg4?  If so,
>     please
>     let me know which Epia's can hadle it, anywhere from the 5000 over to
>     the m10000.  The old epia800 is also an option if that works - I don't
>     think the slower PC133 RAM is an issue with mythfrontend, but if it
>     would be for mpeg4 playback, that's another story.  Also, the Epia
>     needs
>     to do 1280x768, but that probably won't be a problem.  Thanks for any
>     and all comments.
>     (BTW I did search the mail lists and found nothing about mpeg4 and
>     Epias, but I will confess I didn't search gossamer threads; only my
>     local cache of mythtv mail lists).
> Well, my EN12000EG has no problem playing back full NTSC-resolution 
> MPEG4s, and my bet is an M10000 would be able to manage, as well.  
> Anything slower, though, and you're taking your chances.
> And as a side note, the Unichrome MPEG4 acceleration stuff that's 
> available in some of the newer chipsets is a) unsupported, and b) 
> apparently largely useless (see the OpenChrome mailing list for 
> details), so don't expect hardware acceleration to help you. :)
> Brett.

Thanks for that useful information.  It seems that the C7 processors 
tend to go on the latest chipsets which use DDR2.  I have extra DDR333 
sticks laying around, so it looks like it's going to be a M10000 for me; 
hopefully that's the only difference between C7 and C3.  I looked into 
some reviews that showed the M10000 handling some pretty heavy duty 
video including all kinds of dvix and xvid stuff, so hopefully it'll be ok.

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