[mythtv-users] Initial foray into Mythtv

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun May 10 21:08:42 UTC 2009

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 7:43 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 10 May 2009 13:30:27 Matthew Keefe wrote:
>> >> Capturing already digitized material requires little CPU, just disk I/O.
>> >> The
>> >> hardware you describe should be able to play back SD, but probably NOT
>> >> HD. You might even need XvMC for SD playback, a 1.8 Ghz. single-core CPU
>> >> is pretty slow by modern standards.
>> I've been reading up on this more (as I should have before buying the new
>> card :/ ) and it looks like VDPAU is well liked?  AGP, as I understand it,
>> doesn't work with VDPAU, but it looks like BFG makes a PCI card that is
>> compliant, the NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512MB PCI.  Do you guys think this
>> would be a better choice on this particular system vis-a-vis playing HD or
>> at least SD without hiccups?
> I don't think it's so much that VDPAU "doesn't work" with AGP, it's just that
> no VDPAU-cpable cards are available with an AGP interface. I can't think of
> any technical reason it wouldn't work, if you could get such a card.
> Remember that VDPAU support is still experimental. You would have to run
> trunk, with all that entails, to use it.

No you don't. JY Avenard runs a set of well regarded packages with
vdpau support via a mythbuntu repo. It is basically 0.21-fixes-20521
with backported VDPAU.

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