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No source documentation is provided for the statement "XvMC is no longer recommended for use for any content." Who is no longer recommending Xvmc?
- The developers. XvMC is no longer supported by modern nVidia cards and drivers (and hasn't been since the 7xxx series). It has been superceeded by the VDPAU, VAAPI, and CHD decoding interfaces which provide much greater capability. It only provides a partial offload of MPEG2 content, bringing the requirement for broadcast HD down from a high end P4 to a mid-range P4. In exchange, it places some serious restrictions on the OSD. It has never been recommended ever since CPUs were powerful enough to decode HD MPEG2 content entirely within software, and it is currently on the chopping block for removal in 0.25.