Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: May 28 2007,14:04
Here's what I know about hardware movie acceleration:
Playing movies "motion compensation" and "iDCT" have to be calculated. Most graphic cards can do those, but many drivers cannot. If the cpu has to do those, 1,5Ghz isn't enough for HD content, or 700Mhz for dvd-quality. But when gpu handles those, dvd can be played with 50Mhz Pentium with 50% usage..
Nvidia & intel drivers can do those with Mpeg-2 (dvds), Via's can do mpeg-2, mpeg-4, h.264 and some other newer formats.
So, get one with Intel, Via or Nvidia graphics sys ;)
PS. Yes, Ati has no support on Linux for hardware movie accel, even though that has been possible from Rage II+dvd..
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