[mythtv-users] Which agp video card is better?

Fred Squires fsquires at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 23:31:05 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 5:57 PM, Dale Pontius <DEPontius at edgehp.net> wrote:
> Brian Wood wrote:
>> On Thursday 10 December 2009 01:56:05 pm drew einhorn wrote:
>>> ZOTAC nVidia GeForce 6200A 256MB DVI/TV-out AGP Video Card,
>>> ZOTAC nVidia GeForce 5200 256MB DVI AGP Video Card, or
>>> Some other card
>>> It's to upgrade an old Dell  Optiplex GX270 desktop to use with mythbuntu
>>>  9.10
>>> 3.0 GHz Xeon processor.
>>> Will either card do vdpau in this box?
>> No. Neither one will. There is no AGP card on the planet that will do VDPAU.
>> Both cards will do XvMC though.
>> Both video cards should work well though, and you should have enough CPU to
>> do software decoding, at least for SD.
> I've heard rumblings that the 5200 was the last card that would do a
> decent job of XvMC.  I know I never got it stable on my 5700, never
> tried on my 6200, and of course my 8400 has vdpau.
> Dale Pontius

My 6200 works fine with XvMC, well it did in .21 now it has occasional
issues, but I think that's a settings problem.
The 5000 series was the last that could do a color OSD with XvMC.

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