[mythtv-users] Where to start?

Richard Scott richard at rhysmission.co.uk
Tue Jan 9 15:40:52 UTC 2007

The MPEG-4 formats are only used for the BBC HD tests. Depending where
you are in the UK, it might be up to 5 years before HD is available in
your area (Anglia region is last... guess where I am).
All SD Freeview broadcasts are MPEG-2 720x576.

I'm running a Nova-T and an ASUS 7131/Tiger (8 from Ebay, including USB
remote!) in my remote backend.


-------- Original Message --------
From: Damian Surr <damian at gingermagic.com>
To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Subject: Re:[mythtv-users] Where to start?
Date: Tue Jan 09 2007 13:03:27 GMT+0000 (GMT Standard Time)
>> On Jan 9, 2007, at 5:28 AM, Damian Surr wrote:
>>>> As I said, ATI cards *can* be used, but with that CPU you will need
>>>> XvMC for any HD programming and maybe even for SD if you want to de-
>>>> interlace and/or commflag at the same time. I'm not sure what
>>>> resolutions are presently being used in the UK.
>>>  think 720x576 is that standard for PAL
>> For PAL analog(ue) yes, but I don't know what they are doing with  
>> digital over there.
>> I think I saw something on this list about the BBC experimenting with  
>> MPEG-4 variants. That would take more CPU to decode and you can't get  
>> any help from XvMC, which only helps with MPEG-2.
>> So you may ultimately want to get a faster CPU.
> Yea, that would screw things up!
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