[mythtv-users] BBC HD (1080) h.264 / AVC playback
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Feb 21 14:45:54 UTC 2007
On 2/20/07, Stroller <linux.luser at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> On 20 Feb 2007, at 15:37, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> > On Feb 20, 2007, at 7:24 AM, David Campbell wrote:
> >> Stroller wrote:
> >>> I know that nVidia cards are widely used on this list, but I'd
> >>> rather
> >>> not be dependent upon nVidia supporting my hardware in the
> >>> future. It
> >>> seems to me that if I use one of their cards I am at the mercy of
> >>> them should they decide next week "sorry, that's too old for our new
> >>> binary drivers",
> >> Use the Open source drivers.
> > Or use their binary drivers and don't upgrade to anything newer when
> > the theoretical day comes that they stop supporting your card.
> That pretty much leaves me stuffed when I want to run a wireless card
> driver that needs kernel 2.theoretical.day+1, then, doesn't it?
> (And, yes, I can get wireless cards which run using OSS drivers, so I
> choose those, too)
Outside of the OSS is better concept, NVidia looks pretty set on
supporting linux as a platform for their products. They still support
cards as old as the RIVA TNT in their binary driver. If your running a
card that old, then using the OSS nvidia driver should not be a
problem because your obviously not doing anything that requires their
binary driver. If you were gaming or some such you would have a much
I also think the old arguement that companies that have binary drivers
will all of a sudden stop without releasing some OSS version is a
little dated, linux may not be mainstream yet, but as time goes on it
is proving to be a worthy platform for hardware vendors to support. I
think end of days scenario's need not apply any more.
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