[mythtv-users] Broadcom CrystalHD??

Ben Eisemann ben at locojeeper.com
Wed Jan 6 13:27:13 UTC 2010

So i'm too impatient to let the discussion naturally drift to what I have on
my mind.

I currently run a Mac Mini Dual Core 1.83ghz with Mac OS 10.6 and MythTV
0.22 (from sniderpad) as my frontend.  I most recently noticed a little
"jerkiness" playing back Bones episodes from Fox HD (clear QAM through
comcast, so I guess thats 720p... I'm not sure though).

Anywho enough background... I was contemplating eventually trading up to
NVIDIA based Mac Mini and running linux on it to the VDPAU whatever it is.

But with drivers now available for the broadcom chip on Mac OS... what's the
missing ingredient to get it working through the mac variant of the MythTV
frontend?  Is there a whole 'nother level of code that needs to be
integrated into MythTV source in order to take advantage of the chipset and
OS drivers?


God Bless,

Ben T. Eisemann
beisemann at gmail.com

Faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse. -
Philip Yancey

On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 11:08 PM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 6:08 PM, Matt Emmott <memmott at gmail.com> wrote:
> ...
> > What's the support like with 3D games and desktop candy like Aero / Beryl
> / Aqua etc? I'm 95% concerned with the HTPC potential and I know that this
> device is in its infancy but I'm wondering what the day-to-day experience is
> like.
> This is a video decoder board, not a general-purpose video card. It
> takes in an encoded AV bitstream and spits out buffers full of decoded
> video. Its then up to your app to feed them to the display, where your
> video card shows them. There's zero involvement with 3D, displaying
> your desktop and whatnot.
> --
> Jarod Wilson
> jarod at wilsonet.com
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