[mythtv-users] Can the Windows MythTV project use PureVideo?

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Tue Dec 2 02:38:41 UTC 2008

Marc Barrett wrote:
> I am familiar with VDPAU.  However, VDPAU appears to be very
> preliminary  -- basically conceptual in nature, at this stage.  It will be
> a while before even the framework is done, and then the application
> support for it can be written.  
> There is a reason why I asked about PureVideo, and NOT VDPAU.
> PureVideo is FAR more mature -- applications can support it 
Chances are that your computer is incapable of using PureVideo for video 
decode acceleration.  PureVideo is not magically enabled by installing 
the drivers, you have to have a player or a DirectShow filter to use 
it.  That means either buying the PureVideo decoder from nVidia, or 
having it packaged with WinDVD or PowerDVD.  There are no free filters 
that provide that capability.

Either way, the Windows port seems to use Direct3D rather than 
DirectShow for playback.

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