[mythtv-users] XvMC simply not compatible with some video?

Mark Buechler mark.buechler at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 18:04:04 UTC 2007

I've already paid extra for it. I have an NVidia and I've already paid for
h264 hardware assist but can only use it in Windows, not Linux.

- Mark.

On 2/2/07, Daniel Kristjansson <danielk at cuymedia.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 11:38 -0600, matthew.garman at gmail.com wrote:
> > I only recently realized that XvMC only works with MPEG2 (via
> > testing XvMC with mplayer).  It never occurred to me that some video
> > might not broadcast MPEG2.
> >
> > If we could create a table of channels and their broadcast format,
> > and put it on the Wiki, it might save some folks a lot of
> > hair-pulling!
> All ATSC channels use MPEG-2.
> At the moment the BBC is the only broadcaster using MPEG-4 AVC,
> and so far it is only testing this on a limited basis.
> > As a side note, going forward, I can see where it would be nice if
> > graphics cards supported XvMC for more "modern" video codecs, e.g.,
> > h264, divx, etc.
> Yes it would. Tell your favorite graphics card manufacturer
> that you would pay extra for this feature. They are for the
> most part very customer driven. They would need to pay licensing
> fees for every graphics card shipped with this feature, so
> they won't do it unless they perceive that people are willing
> to pay extra for it.
> -- Daniel
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