[mythtv-users] Video Card with component out

Jon jon at sd-6.org
Thu Mar 22 13:34:49 UTC 2007

Rick Bassham wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-03-21 at 23:19 -0500, Mitch Gore wrote:
>> I wouldnt recommend that board.  Its only 1.5 Ghz pry wont handle HD
>> very well.  Which is why we want component out to begin with.  If its
>> just SD might as well use S-Video.  Plus, $250 is a little steep IMHO.
> I saw on VIA's site that they claim MPEG2 and MPEG4 acceleration with
> the board, but I haven't looked to see how good the Linux drivers are
> for it yet.  If the hardware acceleration is decent, 1.5 would be more
> than enough to run HD content.  I think OpenChrome has drivers for it
> (in svn), but not sure of the usability/stability.
> Rick

There is no mpeg4 acceleration support yet in the openchrome drivers.  I
think the drivers from via _MIGHT_ provide mpeg4 acceleration but they
have other caveats.  Only the following chipsets are suitable for hd
resolutions CN400, PM800, PN800, PM880.  The P4M900 chipset probably
will be in the near future but it isn't supported by the drivers yet.
The others only support an image size 1024x1024.

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