[mythtv-users] BBC HD (1080) h.264 / AVC playback
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Feb 21 15:38:33 UTC 2007
On 2/21/07, Robert Johnston <anaerin at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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".
That it does (I have to do it for my kernels), though I don't know
enough about that stuff to know what difference, if any that makes to
the binary nature of the rest of the driver.
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