[mythtv-users] Best front-end machine?

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Mon Sep 5 14:22:55 UTC 2011


On 9/5/2011 07:36, Lindsay Mathieson wrote:
> On 5 September 2011 21:12, Frans Grotepass<grotepass at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_evergreen_3d&num=1
>> and accompanying discussion.
>> http://phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?25495-Open-Source-2D-3D-For-ATI-Radeon-HD-5000-Series-GPUs
>
> I see nothing in that article about any accelerated *video* support
> even vaguely comparable to VDPAU.

... and chances are you never will.  While the graphics core is 
completely theirs to do with as they please, the decoder core likely 
comes licensed with some other company's technology, and they are simply 
not allowed to open source access to it.  If the 6000 series gets 
similar support, and it works well enough and reliably, AMD systems may 
be the desirable choice for running a frontend without any discrete 
cards, with some users claiming OpenGL issues on the Intel parts.


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