[mythtv-users] upgrade a m-1000 mini itx for HD

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Sep 5 20:38:32 UTC 2010

On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 3:01 AM, Tyler T <tylernt at gmail.com> wrote:

> > I have a via mini itx m-1000 which has 1gig processor and 1 gig memory
> this
> > is housed in morex 2699 case and runs off 60w power supply.
> >
> > PCI 8400gs
> >
> > Would HD play ok?
> My Via Epia was unable to use VDPAU because the CPU lacked the CMOV
> instruction. A Nehemiah/Esther CPU is required to get CMOV and thus
> VDPAU. One way to check would be to look at the kernel you're running
> -- i686 should be good for VDPAU, but i386/i486/i586/Cyrix/Samuel/Ezra
> ("Eden") is not.
> You may not need VDPAU, though, The UniChrome graphics built-in to
> your Via board comes in two flavors, one of which is limited to SD,
> the other of which can play HD. So if you have the right one, you
> should be able to play HD content with somewhat less than 100% CPU. I
> don't believe UniChrome + XvMC supports all of the fancy deinterlacers
> that VDPAU does, but when outputting to an SD TV, onefield should be
> sufficient.
You are assuming mpeg2. It would still choke on h.264 material.
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