[mythtv-users] Apple announces VDPAU capable mac-mini!
sonofzev at iinet.net.au
Wed Mar 4 13:20:28 UTC 2009
On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 08:18 -0500, Josh White wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 12:37 AM, sonofzev at iinet.net.au
> <sonofzev at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> Hey at the price of the hardware with video card e.t.c....
> just load linux on to
> it and get the vdpau working on it.. no need for mac os.. (on
> the proviso that
> the apple remote is supported or you could get something else
> that may work via
> i know it looks expensive initially, but for a box that small
> and quiet, this is
> quite a nice piece of hardware...
> On Wed Mar 4 16:18 , scram69 sent:
> >On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 6:09 AM, Andrew Close
> aclose at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> 2.0GHz Core2Duo
> >> up to 4GB RAM
> >> nVidia 9400M
> >Anyone know if there will be support under OS X for
> >drivers? I.e. will mythfrontend/mplayer/vlc running on
> Leopard be
> >able to take advantage of offloading video processing onto
> the GPU?
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> One reason to keep Mac OS X on a mini frontend would be to keep the
> ability to stream Netflix movies, and access other DRM'd stuff that
> would otherwise not be available to a Linux system. It would seem
> strange for Apple to put this card in the Mini and then ignore the
> VDPAU/Pure Video enabled hardware. As I said earlier in this thread,
> if Apple ever decides to add a blu-ray player to the mini, you'd have
> something close to the perfect device. Are there any slot-loading
> blu-ray players out there that could be swapped in? Then again, I
> suppose if you were able to do the hardware swap, until Apple releases
> blu-ray drives, it's unlikely they will release the software to make
> it work.
very good point you have there...
maybe the next release (a year or so from now I guess).. will be the
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