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

Bruce Taber b.taber at comcast.net
Sat Dec 4 17:56:37 UTC 2010

On 12/04/2010 09:00 AM, Brian Wood wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814139046&cm_re=pci_video_card-
> _-14-139-046-_-Product
> 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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Here's an 8400GS that seems to work okay at a lesser price. The fan is a
bit loud on it, though.


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