[mythtv-users] Inexpensive, preassembled, VDPAU-friendly frontends

Scott D. Davilla davilla at 4pi.com
Mon Dec 1 15:30:17 UTC 2008

>I'd love to see some testing with PCI boards.  I had a system with a
>couple of PCI boards (nVidia Quadro NVS55); the most I could get was
>1280x1024 before losing acceleration - or at least before the framerate
>got really, really bad.  Since the performance would fall off a cliff
>very suddently, I suspect it was due to PCI bandwidth limitations. The
>system would do HD source but I'd have to show it at a reduced resolution.

PCI bandwidth does not come into play with VDPAU, the h.264 bitstream 
is being moved over PCI, not the decoded video content. The GPU 
handles the video decode.

Works like a champ using an atom 330 and PCI 8400 nvidia card.

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