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

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Mon Dec 6 03:18:59 UTC 2010

On 12/5/2010 22:00, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On 12/5/2010 21:33, Eloy Paris wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 05, 2010 at 11:16:32AM -0500, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>>> On 12/5/2010 08:52, Eloy Paris wrote:
>>>> - Buy a PCI card that can do VDPAU. Cons: any negative downside to 
>>>> using
>>>> a PCI card to play HD? Based on the VDPAU in the wiki it seems like it
>>>> works. This seems like the best option I have right now.
>>> If you're playing content usable through VDPAU, you're only going to
>>> be sending a few MB/s, not a problem for PCI.  The other UI bits are
>>> not active enough to cause any problems wither.  Any HD content that
>>> can't be played through VDPAU will likely require too much bandwidth
>>> to realistically be used.
>> Newegg has a NVIDA 8400-based PCI card for less than $40. That's what I
>> am thinking of buying. The only problem I see with this card is that it
>> has 256 MBytes of RAM. Would this amount of RAM be a deal breaker and
>> it'd be better to go with another card that has 512 MBytes of RAM?
> Your original $400 quote is really a bit excessive, especially for a 
> lowly Atom.  You can build a full system with plenty of CPU power for 
> any software decoding needs for around $300.  If you have an existing 
> system you can scavage, you can manage one for less than $200.  I put 
> together an upgrade almost two years ago for $160 (AMD dual-core, 
> nVidia micro-atx, 2GB), that is still plenty capable of handling 
> anything I've thrown at it.

A quick example, try...

                                             for $147

Or use...
         for a bit more power at $162

If you prefer Intel, try...
                                             for $196

                                            for $209

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