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

Erik Jensen eriksjunk at laurelwoodart.com
Fri Dec 10 02:02:15 UTC 2010

On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com>wrote:

> Intel graphics are perfectly usable.  If benchmark websites are to be
> believed, the X4500s should have plenty of power to use the OpenGL renderer,
> and the GMA HD units in i3 and i5 processors are actually comparable to the
> nVidia chips in ION systems.
> VA-API is only supported for the X4500HD/MHD, GMA HD and GMA 500 chipsets.
>  Most people with existing Intel systems will have GMA 950, X3100, or X4500
> (non-HD) chipsets.  None of these are supported by VA-API.  Of the systems
> that are supported, the X4500HD and GMA HD chipsets are only found in high
> end systems, which are likely to already be able to decode everything using
> the software decoders, making VA-API nice but unnecessary.  The only systems
> that will be made usable through VA-API are low end GMA 500 based ones.

For the record, I have a Celeron based sub-light notebook with a X4500MHD
chipset.  The CPU doesn't even come close to decoding HD content on its own,
so I am definitely hoping for VA-API support in the future so that I can use
it to watch TV and recordings.
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