[mythtv-users] Which agp video card is better?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Dec 10 23:38:25 UTC 2009


On Thursday 10 December 2009 03:57:46 pm Dale Pontius wrote:
> Brian Wood wrote:
> > On Thursday 10 December 2009 01:56:05 pm drew einhorn wrote:
> >> ZOTAC nVidia GeForce 6200A 256MB DVI/TV-out AGP Video Card,
> >> ZOTAC nVidia GeForce 5200 256MB DVI AGP Video Card, or
> >> Some other card
> >>
> >> It's to upgrade an old Dell  Optiplex GX270 desktop to use with
> >> mythbuntu 9.10
> >>
> >> 3.0 GHz Xeon processor.
> >> Will either card do vdpau in this box?
> >
> > No. Neither one will. There is no AGP card on the planet that will do
> > VDPAU. Both cards will do XvMC though.
> >
> > Both video cards should work well though, and you should have enough 
CPU
> > to do software decoding, at least for SD.
> 
> I've heard rumblings that the 5200 was the last card that would do a
> decent job of XvMC.  I know I never got it stable on my 5700, never
> tried on my 6200, and of course my 8400 has vdpau.

I had it working with a 6200, but I can't say if it was better or worse than a 
5200. I know that at one time the 5200 was the "Gold Standard" of MythTV 
video cards, in both its AGP and standard PCI incarnations.


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