[mythtv-users] AppleTV with Linux

Brian Phillips brian.phillips at gmx.net
Fri Feb 8 18:56:47 UTC 2008

Scott D. Davilla wrote:
> On a MacMini, it has enough cpu to decode 1080i in software. On the
> AppleTV, you can do 720p with software decode but 1080i requires
> hardware decode assist. Since one does not have a hardware decode API
> under OSX, you have to switch to linux to get acesss to xvmc hardware
> assist decode.

Does Apple plan on using the AppleTV to play 1080i/p content?  If so, will
they need to increase the power of the hardware in the AppleTV anytime in
the future?

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