Phoronix: MythTV Adds Support For NVIDIA VDPAU
Last month NVIDIA brought PureVideo features to Linux through a new API they call the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix in their NVIDIA 180.xx driver. NVIDIA also provided a set of patches that enabled MPlayer to use this API that offloads video decoding and other tasks to the GPU. The formats supported by VDPAU are currently H.264, MPEG, WMV3, and VC-1...
Sad news ... Community decided to implement this and support nvidia blob. That's clear signal for : " we do accept your blob, give it to us and do not care about foolish intel or ati that provides open drivers."
I mean mplayer people should tell nvidia to GTFO with their patches unless they provide an open VDPAU driver. In this case it's even worse because it's the community that coded the support for it.
Last edited by val-gaav; 11-29-2008 at 01:13 PM.
Already new this, but cool to read it on my fovorite news site
Yeah Free Beer.
I'm just sorry i got suckered into buying a HD4870.
Nice. Is it possible to use MythTV in some sort of player-only mode? I'm not interested in the media center functionality.