[mythtv-users] Mac Mini and Broadcom Crystal HD PCI Express mini-card
Scott D. Davilla
davilla at 4pi.com
Thu Dec 31 23:07:33 UTC 2009
> > But the Broadcom card still requires a slot. I am still seeing the
>> rationale for buying one when a $40 Nvidia card today is a) fully
>> supported by MythTV, mplayer, XBMC and other software, and b) has the
>> latest-and-greatest video-output hardware built in too.
>I can only speak for myself, but I have an interest in building small
>frontends that do not have the ability to use a new nVidia card, either
>because of the lack of a PCIExpress slot, or generally small size.
>Of course the $200 Revo makes a good VDPAU F/E, and this is the route I am
>Since there are no VDPAU capable AGP cards available, I suppose you could use
>the B/C device to get HD decoding into an older machine, though those machines
>would be unlikely to have the Mini PCI slot needed. Of course you could use a
>VDPAU capable card with a standard PCI interface, though that imposes some
>other restrictions on the system.
>You could use the Mini-PCI to USB adapter mentioned here yesterday, I suppose.
LOL, you can forget about those. CrystalHD is pumping over 100MB/sec
over mini-pcie when decoding 1080p. That's mega-bytes, not mega-bits
so even if the USB adapter worked, it will throttle throughput like
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