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

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Mon Dec 6 03:26:09 UTC 2010

On 12/5/2010 22:16, Nick Rout wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 4:00 PM, Raymond Wagner<raymond at wagnerrp.com>  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?
>> VDPAU in MythTV really isn't happy with less than 512MB of memory.  A quick
>> check of newegg means the price is bumped up to $50.
>> 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.
> This is fine for those of you in the US.
> 1. You can get a revo for US$200. (albeit a refurb 1600)
> 2. US$200 is NZ$248 according to my bank, right now.
> 3. the cheapest revo i can find in NZ here right now is a 3610 for $758.
> I know thats not quite apples with apples as they are different
> version, but the prices here are off the richter scale.
> Same goes for most IT gear, anything you can buy for US$X will be
> NZ$3X, particularly small, quiet, efficient - this just seems to be a
> reason to rort the average kiwi even more!
> Not your fault I know, but very annoying when I see this sort of
> discussion and people saying how cheap an upgrade is!

Fair enough, but in this case, his email server maps back to a cable 
internet account in North Carolina.  Plus, he referenced Newegg 
himself... :P

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