[mythtv-users] PS3 keys
david.durham.jr at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 23:00:05 UTC 2011
On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 6:35 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> On 1/17/2011 17:36, Matt Mossholder wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 5:19 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com>
>> On 1/17/2011 16:49, Johan Heikkilä wrote:
>>> I bought the older model instead of the slim, for the purpose of being
>>> able to install Linux on it. I wasn't happy at all when Sony disabled the
>>> feature that I had bought by forcing a firmware upgrade.
>> The point I'm trying to make is that the PS3 is of little use as a HTPC.
>> It's fine if you're using the GameOS with its limited codec support over
>> UPnP, but it simply doesn't have the power to run software decoding for
>> normal Linux media players. You can do standard definition video, but will
>> struggle on anything HD. The hardware has been available for several years,
>> with only minimal progress towards writing video decoders that ran on the
>> SPE. The master key being found and used to access the system without the
>> hypervisor is not going to make a bit of difference.
> Actually, it is going to make a difference. The one big thing the hypervisor
> didn't give access to was the graphics hardware. With direct access to the
> GPU, you open the door to moving into HD level processing, rather than
> having to rely on the SPE for everything.
> HD level processing? What are you talking about? The most the graphics card
> will provide is OpenGL support, and that's only if the Nouveau project can
> get it working. At most, it's a video output method, a (better) alternative
> to the old XVideo.
> You still have to decode the video, and the PPE simply won't cut it for
> anything HD. The PS3 has been out for over four years now, and people still
> have not written worthwhile video decoders capable of using the SPEs. The
> fact that there is now one extra SPE that can be used is not going to make
> any difference.
So how does it decode videos from bluray discs which are obviously
1080p, and why would a linux app not be able to do the same?
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