[mythtv-users] Which video card to buy?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Oct 7 12:25:40 UTC 2007
On 10/06/2007 08:55 PM, Brad Sawatzky wrote:
> After beating my head against a wall with a new 8400GS I stumbled upon this:
> >From <http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.php?s=41572344e11028cabad494365b5043e3&p=1242782&postcount=6>:
> > Hi Max,
> > I am glad to hear that your 8500GT is working well for you with the
> > exception of XVMC support in Linux. This is a hardware limitation that
> > involves all 8000 series graphics cards. There are no definite plans at
> > this time to provide XVMC support for the 8000 series graphics cards.
> > Thank you,
> > Ken Spencer
> > NVIDIA Corporation
> So I went back to newegg and bought a 7300... Problem solved. YMMV.
Wow. I guess they figure that any machine into which someone would put
an 8x00-series card would be high-enough spec'ed to do software
decoding. Either that or they're working on another API (kind of like
Intel seems to be going in their own non-standard direction for video
IMHO, we really need the GLSL-based decoding so we can have a standard
card/driver-independent approach for even the high-end hardware.
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