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

stan stanlist at cox.net
Mon Dec 6 17:13:56 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 2:16 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 4:00 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com>
>> 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.

I have an Intel D945PSN mobo (dual 2.8 GHz CPU) that was running a now
broken Sapphire ATI 800GT graphics card.  The video buss is PCI Express X16.
I'm not sure if that PCI Express is version 1.0 or 1.1.

I'm looking to replace the graphics card, and $50 is within budget.  Are you
guys recommending nVideo VDPAU for MythTV as well as windows Netflix
streaming?  If so, which 8400 based 512 MB card are you talking about -- I'm

BTW, it looks like all PCI Express X16 video cards sold today are PCI
Express version 2.0.  Is there an issue running these on a PCI Express
version 1.0 or 1.1 mobo?


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