[mythtv-users] Where to start?

Damian Surr damian at gingermagic.com
Tue Jan 9 16:35:41 UTC 2007


Thanks Richard, I'll have a look at that.

Richard Scott wrote:
> The MPEG-4 formats are only used for the BBC HD tests. Depending where 
> you are in the UK, it might be up to 5 years before HD is available in 
> your area (Anglia region is last... guess where I am).
> All SD Freeview broadcasts are MPEG-2 720x576.
>
> I'm running a Nova-T and an ASUS 7131/Tiger (8 from Ebay, including 
> USB remote!) in my remote backend.
>
> Richard
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> From: Damian Surr <damian at gingermagic.com>
> To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Subject: Re:[mythtv-users] Where to start?
> Date: Tue Jan 09 2007 13:03:27 GMT+0000 (GMT Standard Time)
>>> On Jan 9, 2007, at 5:28 AM, Damian Surr wrote:
>>>
>>>   
>>>     
>>>>> As I said, ATI cards *can* be used, but with that CPU you will need
>>>>> XvMC for any HD programming and maybe even for SD if you want to de-
>>>>> interlace and/or commflag at the same time. I'm not sure what
>>>>> resolutions are presently being used in the UK.
>>>>>         
>>>>  think 720x576 is that standard for PAL
>>>>     
>>>>       
>>> For PAL analog(ue) yes, but I don't know what they are doing with  
>>> digital over there.
>>>
>>> I think I saw something on this list about the BBC experimenting with  
>>> MPEG-4 variants. That would take more CPU to decode and you can't get  
>>> any help from XvMC, which only helps with MPEG-2.
>>>
>>> So you may ultimately want to get a faster CPU.
>>>   
>>>     
>> Yea, that would screw things up!
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