[mythtv-users] 720p decoding
henrik.list at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 17:31:23 UTC 2008
SVT HD here in Sweden appears to be 720p in H.264 at 50fps, so I probably
need a serious upgrade if I want to watch HD.
On Jan 16, 2008 4:18 PM, Jesse Burt <genecide at comcast.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-01-16 at 10:41 +0100, Henrik Beckman wrote:
> > Itīs h.264 not mpeg2, not my best day today...
> > On Jan 16, 2008 9:15 AM, Henrik Beckman <henrik.list at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Iīve had USB issues with my A8N-VM CSM, my nova-TD hangs the
> > entire usb subsystem if i donīt occupy my second PCI slot with
> > an usb controller.
> > So I swapped my A64 3200 out for a 2,6Ghz P4, wich gave me 3!
> > usable pci slots =)
> > Unfortunatly I found out yesterday that ther are some shows
> > that I like that has aired on HDTV, can a 2.6Ghz P4 with HT
> > decode 720p, mpeg2?
> > I have an ATI 7000Ve card but might be able to swap to an
> > nvidia 6200 card, otherwise does the AMD rig have the oumph to
> > handle it?
> > TIA
> > /Henrik
> My laptop has a Turion64 @ 2.2GHz (should have virtually identical
> horsepower to your Athlon64 3200+) with a crappy Radeon XPress 200M, and
> it does fairly well with 720p h.264 (I'm trying the HD videos off
> apple.com's site...the 720p videos that are *actually* 720p and not 548p
> or something else silly :). It plays back smoothly, with anywhere from
> 50-75% cpu usage using Xv in mplayer. I would choose the nVidia card if
> it's not much trouble. I'm not certain but I don't believe there's
> support for hardware acceleration of h.264 (at least in the Linux
> driver) but it would most likely be a better experience than with the
> ATI card. I don't have personal experience with a P4, but I can only
> guess that it would be close, perhaps slightly better.
> Jesse Burt
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