So in an ideal world, it would be great to have a pci add-on card, that does not only do assisting, but actually does all the features, so by sending the compressed stream directly to board, and it does all the un-compressing and uses its own internal memory (on board memory) to do movement of uncompressed streams and doing additional post processing on the picture. Similar to a FF-card but independent of DVB and can do *High 10 Profile (Hi10P)*.
I know it is a pipe dream. So in a perfect world it would be nice to have something like the following: pci board with a sigma 8635 chip for decoding (o rsomething similar) and a S3 chip for post processing (or something similar) onto one board with a s-video out, HDMI out, spdif out/audio out. And can do 1920x1080 progressive scan PAL @ 25 or even 50 frames per second. So that we can be ready for when BluRay hits the market (affordable). the output can either be by using a X driver or frame buffer driver. Oh well the wish list goes on :) So the end user can then upgrade the output device when he/she can afford an upgrade to a HD output device and of course don't forget all have Open Source drivers hehe. Tomorrow I will wake up and realise the truth of it all... To the future of open source! On 23/04/2008, Martin Emrich <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Hi! > > Theunis Potgieter schrieb: > > > > So it appears there is no hope for my old machine with an AGP port, and > > nvidia G-Force 4 MMX 440. > > > I sit in a similar board (GF3 / GF2MX). > > > > Looks like I will have to upgrade, but the craze > > will have to settle first before I buy anything. I wonder why they don't > > create add-on cards in PCI format? so that it will work on older > machines? I > > guess they want you to upgrade to keep on making money... > > > I don't think a simple PCI card can handle the bandwidth. Think Full-HD > PAL Video: > > 1920*1080*3 Byte/Pixel (RGB) * 25 FPS = 148MiB/s uncompressed RGB Data > (For performance reasons one probably would even use 32bit/Pixel). The > "classic" PCI Bus only does 133MB/s. > > > > Isn't there a method to use OpenGL to assist HD decoding? > > > AFAIK most of the current accelerators (AMD AVIVO, nVidia PureVideo,...) > use the programmable shaders for decoding, scaling, colorspace > translation, etc. > Most of the newer AMD/ATI cards seem not to have a "traditional" backend > scaler anymore (making it hard for opensource driver devs to implement > XVideo as they now have to touch the 3D engine). > > Ciao > > > Martin > > > _______________________________________________ > vdr mailing list > email@example.com > http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr >
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