[mythtv-users] PCI videocard GeForce 8200/8400 (gpu 98) for vdpau

Matt Roberts matt.roberts at bigfoot.com
Mon Feb 16 14:01:42 UTC 2009

2009/2/16 Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com>
>> I originally tried a G96, but it wouldn't cut it.  It required too much of
>> host CPU.  SD playback put it at ~40%.  720p and 1080i pushed it over the
>> edge.  I ended up putting that one in my dekstop PC which has an AMD XP
>With VDPAU, I don't see why SD playback would use more CPU if you used
>a G96 card as opposed to a G98.

All my recordings are MPEG2, either from a PVR-500 or HDHomerun. 
According to
this: http://http.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-
x86/180.29/README/appendix-h.html, the G96 only provides partial acceleration
of MPEG2 streams, while a G98 provides full acceleration.


Matt Roberts

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