[mythtv-users] Linux sucks -- so thinking of virtualizing MythTV

Nicolas Will nico at youplala.net
Sat Jan 12 19:46:50 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-01-12 at 20:34 +0100, David Miller wrote:
> Marc Barrett wrote on 1/12/08 8:02 PM:
> > I am getting sick and tired of the inability to play h.264 1080p
> > videos under Linux without pausing and stuttering, while the 
> > same system can play them under Windows flawlessly. 
> > Basically, you need a really fast system to play 1080p videos
> > under Linux, while a much slower system, along with a moderate
> > video card such as an nvidia 6200 and a PureVideo player,
> > will do the job nicely under Windows.  This is the exact opposite
> > of the way things are supposed to be traditionally.
> Are you using the real nvidia driver or the open source one that
> shipped 
> with your distro?  It'll make a huge difference.  It works so well in 
> Windows because Windows has the real graphics driver.  Nvidia makes
> it 
> available for Linux, but most distros don't include it because it's 
> proprietary (not open source).  You probably need to get the nvidia 
> drivers from nvidia and install them.

That's only part of the story, as i believe that the Windows driver and
its purevideo part has H.264 acceleration, which Linux lacks, even using
the proprietary binary blob...


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