[mythtv-users] BBC HD (1080) h.264 / AVC playback

Robert Johnston anaerin at gmail.com
Wed Feb 21 15:04:25 UTC 2007

On 2/21/07, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> Outside of the OSS is better concept, NVidia looks pretty set on
> supporting linux as a platform for their products. They still support
> cards as old as the RIVA TNT in their binary driver. If your running a
> card that old, then using the OSS nvidia driver should not be a
> problem because your obviously not doing anything that requires their
> binary driver. If you were gaming or some such you would have a much
> newer driver.
> I also think the old arguement that companies that have binary drivers
> will all of a sudden stop without releasing some OSS version is a
> little dated, linux may not be mainstream yet, but as time goes on it
> is proving to be a worthy platform for hardware vendors to support. I
> think end of days scenario's need not apply any more.

And besides, I was under the impression that if a precompiled version
wasn't found on NVidia's FTP site (By the installer), it automatically
built one *for your kernel*. That certainly seems to be my experience
with NVidia's "Binary Driver".
Robert "Anaerin" Johnston

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