[mythtv-users] Epias that can handle mpeg4
rpooser at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 01:32:49 UTC 2006
Brett Kosinski wrote:
> So, does anyone have any experience with Epias and mpeg4? If so,
> let me know which Epia's can hadle it, anywhere from the 5000 over to
> the m10000. The old epia800 is also an option if that works - I don't
> think the slower PC133 RAM is an issue with mythfrontend, but if it
> would be for mpeg4 playback, that's another story. Also, the Epia
> to do 1280x768, but that probably won't be a problem. Thanks for any
> and all comments.
> (BTW I did search the mail lists and found nothing about mpeg4 and
> Epias, but I will confess I didn't search gossamer threads; only my
> local cache of mythtv mail lists).
> Well, my EN12000EG has no problem playing back full NTSC-resolution
> MPEG4s, and my bet is an M10000 would be able to manage, as well.
> Anything slower, though, and you're taking your chances.
> And as a side note, the Unichrome MPEG4 acceleration stuff that's
> available in some of the newer chipsets is a) unsupported, and b)
> apparently largely useless (see the OpenChrome mailing list for
> details), so don't expect hardware acceleration to help you. :)
Thanks for that useful information. It seems that the C7 processors
tend to go on the latest chipsets which use DDR2. I have extra DDR333
sticks laying around, so it looks like it's going to be a M10000 for me;
hopefully that's the only difference between C7 and C3. I looked into
some reviews that showed the M10000 handling some pretty heavy duty
video including all kinds of dvix and xvid stuff, so hopefully it'll be ok.
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