[mythtv-users] split-second freezing on HD channels

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Dec 4 14:00:00 UTC 2010

On Saturday, December 04, 2010 01:08:00 am rawgarlic at gmail.com wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> There are standard PCI cards that support VDPAU, but
> I've not seen any low profile ones (not to say there
> aren't any, just that I have not run across them).
> Do you have a mini PCIExpress slot?
> ----------
> No, unfortunately.
> I looked closely at the mini-ITX board a few times.
> It is just a PCI slot.
> ----------
> Many small boards have them to use for WiFi radios.
> This would allow you to use a Broadcom CrystalHD
> module, not as well supported as VDPAU, but such
> support is coming.
> ----------
> Actually, I can even take the regular bracket off
> some PCI cards. That way if the card is not full
> height it could still fit in the case. (In the past,
> I have done that with a network card.)
> Are there any such myth-supported PCI video cards
> that I could use?

By golly I found a low profile card that should work:


It's a little pricey, certainly there are cheaper cards that will do 
VDPAU, but if there's one there are likely others as well.

It does have a fan, but the fanless cards I've seen have HUGE heatsinks, 
often blocking adjacent slots, and I doubt you'll find a lo-pro card 
without a fan.

I'd guess if you look around you may find a cheaper one.

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