[mythtv-users] Can the Windows MythTV project use PureVideo?
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
> RIGHT NOW.
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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