[mythtv-users] Intel Releases Programmers Reference Manual
johnrobertmassengale at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 17:20:19 UTC 2008
On Feb 1, 2008 8:10 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> Tom Greer wrote:
> > On Feb 1, 2008 6:58 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org
> > <mailto:beww at beww.org>> wrote:
> > John Drescher wrote:
> > >
> > > I consider intel graphics 2 to 3 years behind ATI and nVidia in
> > 3D but
> > > it is unclear how much this effects 2D.
> > I think Intel pretty much concentrated on the "business graphics"
> end of
> > things while ATI and nVidia went after the gaming market (or the CAD
> > market if you look at the Quadro series).
> > Unfortunately nobody seems to have gone after the video (as in TV)
> > segment of the market to any great extent.
> > beww
> > From a business perspective why should any of these vendors invest a
> > lot of money in optimizing TV video when there are numerous posts here
> > and elsewhere the an nVidia FX-5200 card is sufficient.
> Agreed, the 5200 is as good as you need for MPEG2, though I think we
> will see some moves towards H264 acceleration.
> > If I were making R&D decisions, I'd go after the gaming market where
> > people are willing to pay megabucks to upgrade/replace their video cards
> > regularly. Or the business market where I could sell low cost cards in
> > volume.
> True, the video market is not that large, and the people on this list
> are not the type to be swayed by marketing hype, or go for the "my
> card's bigger than your card" thinking.
> > It's not like we will all run out and buy new hardware just because they
> > made the drivers better. And even if we did, there aren't enough of us
> > to be a significant revenue stream.
> > Open sourcing the drivers is our best hope for improvement in this area.
> Also agreed. No sane company will put resources into something that
> produces no revenue. I do wonder how much Hauppauge makes from Myth
> users, as opposed to Windows buyers.
> I was just pointing out why the Intel video devices don't seem to be
> aimed at 3D apps.
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Will the 5200 accelerate the display of 720p and 1080i mpeg-2 vshows in
MythTV using xvmc?
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