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[general discussion] hd needs xvmc in most cases
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:10 pm Reply with quote
animefreak3
 
Joined: 14 Jul 2006
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I was thinking, since hdtv requires XvMC support. That means we're bound either to nvidia on i386/amd64, or OSS driver support. (yeah, and we can beg the great NVidia for PowerPC drivers until we're all cold & dead) The only fully? OSS driver I'm aware of is sadly Intel's graphics chips. They're horrible at OpenGL, but they say they're great for media? Is this true? Do they have good XvMC performance?

If the iGMA950 works well the macbook would be an excellent mythfrontend. I'm just not sure how well Linux works on EFI yet?

Update:

http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0605.2/1274.html
http://lwn.net/Articles/180633/

"Intel's published specs and open source drivers for their integrated
video chips (which can do cool things like XvMC, etc.). From speaking
with a couple of X.org hackers, the GMA 900/950 stuff is supposed to
have nearly equivalent performance to a Radeon 9500 or so. (Thanks,
Intel!)"

http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=160663&threshold=1&commentsort=0&mode=thread&pid=13449196#13449958

Info on MythTV and XvMC support.
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Re: [general discussion] hd needs xvmc in most cases
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:19 am Reply with quote
nybbler
 
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I'd expect the MacBook -- based on a Core Duo, after all -- to be able to do HDTV without hardware support, so the video chip would be irrelevant. And you could stick with OS X if you like, for a front end. I'm not sure if Myth on OS X can use Quicktime for display, but if it could it would get any acceleration benefit the chipset could provide.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:12 pm Reply with quote
animefreak3
 
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I'd be happier after someone has tried it, and reports their results. I'm guessing you'd be too? OSX is nice for other users, but I have a preference for Linux/BSD now.
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