[mythtv-users] XvMC and libmpeg2 to be dropped in 0.25

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Sun Dec 5 21:29:27 UTC 2010

On Sun, Dec 05, 2010 at 11:26:57AM -0800, BP wrote:
> James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
> >For example, I have a small TV in the Kitchen. There is no sensible
> >reason for me to purchase a HD capable STB when the TV is only 17
> >inches and has no HDMI connector.
> >
> >
> >I would also like to point out that although HDMI has been around for
> >a long time, I only got my first HDMI capable PC last week.
> >I do not think I am alone in this. Many other people will not be ready
> >to upgrade their hardware.
> >
> I think you're a bit confused.  HDMI has nothing to do with any of
> this.  It's just a connector type.  I've been running HD for years
> over VGA, DVI and Component connections.  Also, VDPAU is not HD
> specific.
> A cheap Atom based computer should be able to decode SD content
> without GPU assistance.  How old is your hardware in that it cannot

    Well, an Atom will certainly do well enough for MPEG2. It will manage
to "squeak by" for DIVX. So it probably has no hope of coping with h264.
So it's paramount that whatever acceleration features are available on the
GPU are supported (whatever they are).


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