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

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Mon Dec 6 20:21:31 UTC 2010

On 12/6/2010 14:42, Jan Ceuleers wrote:
> On 06/12/10 04:16, Nick Rout wrote:
>> Not your fault I know, but very annoying when I see this sort of
>> discussion and people saying how cheap an upgrade is!
> Not to mention the fact that just throwing away hardware because the 
> newfanglest software can't be bothered to support it anymore isn't 
> exactly environmentally sound...

For what its worth, you're throwing away your old inefficient Pentium 
4s, Athlons, and Athlon XPs for machines that idle at well under half 
the power consumption.  It has been mentioned several times in this 
list, but Toms Hardware has an article detailing a high end i5, fully 
capable of decoding any video you may record or purchase for MythTV in 
software without any acceleration, that idles for under 25W.  For people 
who leave their machines on all the time, you're _helping_ the environment.

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