[mythtv-users] upgrade a m-1000 mini itx for HD
davebrown099 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 7 16:26:30 UTC 2010
On Sun, Sep 5, 2010 at 9:38 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 3:01 AM, Tyler T <tylernt at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I have a via mini itx m-1000 which has 1gig processor and 1 gig memory
>> > is housed in morex 2699 case and runs off 60w power supply.
>> > PCI 8400gs
>> > Would HD play ok?
>> My Via Epia was unable to use VDPAU because the CPU lacked the CMOV
>> instruction. A Nehemiah/Esther CPU is required to get CMOV and thus
>> VDPAU. One way to check would be to look at the kernel you're running
>> -- i686 should be good for VDPAU, but i386/i486/i586/Cyrix/Samuel/Ezra
>> ("Eden") is not.
>> You may not need VDPAU, though, The UniChrome graphics built-in to
>> your Via board comes in two flavors, one of which is limited to SD,
>> the other of which can play HD. So if you have the right one, you
>> should be able to play HD content with somewhat less than 100% CPU. I
>> don't believe UniChrome + XvMC supports all of the fancy deinterlacers
>> that VDPAU does, but when outputting to an SD TV, onefield should be
> You are assuming mpeg2. It would still choke on h.264 material.
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Fortunately this one includes a Nehemiah processor and the CMOV extension
so i'll try a pci 8400gs as a cheap upgrade to HD. The 60W external power
supply should be enough.
the HD source will be BBC & ITV HD from dvb-s source so its h.264 material
not mpeg2 :(
thanks for your advice
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