[mythtv-users] seeking video hardware recommendations
BrunosJunk at Bronosky.com
Thu Feb 28 02:53:17 UTC 2008
I should account for H.264, aka: MPEG4-AVC, for the inevitable web download.
On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 9:37 PM, Sarah Hayes
<sarah at sarahhayes.is-a-geek.net> wrote:
> Richard Bronosky wrote:
> > Thanks for the advice. Even though you feel confident that playing
> > MPEG2 isn't a problem, I know that my old machine can't handle HD.
> > Also I hear that PCI video cards can't handle HD. Not that I'd buy a
> > PCI video card.
> I heard it said a while ago, dunno if it's here or a random net page I
> stumbled upon but: "HD is the land of the Core 2", it just seems to
> require that much grunt to handle. The MPEG2 accelerator on my MII10K
> has, by the accounts of others, a resolution limit on it, so even if it
> wasn't a puny insect it couldn't actually accelerate HD sized content.
> What sized Core 2, I couldn't tell you. My laptop (Duo 2.0Ghz 2MB cache
> version, GeForce 7900 GS) ticks over at 22% playing a PAL SD h264'd AC3
> audio'd mkv and 50%ish on a 1080p H264'd mov wrapped movie trailer in
> mplayer. I would assume less is required for MPEG2 as it's a simpler
> algorithm (apparently). The MII10k chokes on either, but that goes
> without saying :)
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