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  Building My MythTV Box, Part 1: Hardware
Subject:   software & AMD 64
Date:   2005-07-05 16:59:54
From:   carlalex
Almost exactly the same hardware I chose for my MythTV project I kicked off in december. I will be quite interested in any troubleshooting and solutions when the software setup is examined in more detail, as while my setup pretty much works right now, I've got a couple of nagging issues I've not managed to resolve working on this as an on-and-off side project. Specificly, hardware accelerated mpeg decompression with the AMD64/X.org/nVidia combo, and 5.1 audio for DVDs (the later is not really Myth related).


--- Carl

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  • Matthew Gast photo software & AMD 64
    2005-08-09 18:53:43  Matthew Gast | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Carl,

    Unfortunately, there's a bug in the nVidia driver that prevents using all the hardware acceleration features on AMD64. I hope they fix the bug soon, too!
    • software & AMD 64
      2005-09-07 19:50:07  br_softdev [View]

      You mention in the article that you are decoding the HDTV recording in software.
      I thought that with a slow machine and a nVidia card I would be able to play back video without any problems because there would be hardware acceleration.
      Am I the only one that can't get hardware acceleration from nVidia cards?