[mythtv-users] Accuracy of HDTV processor requirements statement in HOWTO
jerrymr at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 20:50:31 UTC 2006
On 2/7/06, Kevin Kuphal <kuphal at dls.net> wrote:
> Jerry Rubinow wrote:
> > I fooled around for months trying to get HD playback working on a
> > (original) Pundit with 2.8GHz non-HT P4, conncted to a 720p tv. I
> > tried both with the onboard Sis graphics and with an FX5200 PCI card.
> > But I never could get something satisfactory.
> > Through the 5200, playback was always too slow/stuttery without XvMC -
> > probably maxing out the PCI bus. With XvMC, I had very low CPU usage
> > but either it would be crashy or lock up occasionally or also be
> > stuttery. I could play the same file with mplayer w/ XvMC without a
> > problem.
> So you did get 720p content working on the FX200 PCI with XvMC? I'm
> fairly sure now with the existence of various PCI HDTV capture cards and
> PCI HDTV decoders (MyHD, etc) that hardware accelerated HDTV playback on
> a PCI device is certainly in the realm of existence. I would imagein
> though, that unaccelerated playback would be difficult.
If I remember correctly, I could get mplayer to play XvMC ok, but not
Myth, over the PCI.
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