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

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Dec 2 19:12:51 UTC 2008

On Dec 2, 2008, at 8:41 AM, Travis Tabbal wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 9:25 AM, Kevin Kuphal <kkuphal at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
> What part of *Windows* doesn't anyone understand
> MythTV is primarily a Linux project, so it's quite possible there  
> are only a few Windows users here. :)
> The answer to the OPs question is NO, Purevideo is not supported on  
> Windows with current MythTV. If you would like to submit a patch,  
> I'm sure someone would use it. Or you could try to talk a dev into  
> it, if you can get the specs to write Purevideo accel code from  
> NVidia without lots of money and an NDA. Good luck with that. From  
> what I've seen, if NVidia doesn't have the source promently posted  
> on thier website, it's not available to open source devs. Not that  
> I'm complaining, what they have given us is quite nice and usefull.  
> Just that they can't always give out things.

Which leads back to my original response. The only way to currently  
achieve hardware accelerated h.264 playback in mythtv is though VDPAU.  
Sorry we had to go the long route to get that point across. 
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