[vdr] EPIA SP + budget hardware mpeg2/4 acceleration?

tony tony at tgds.net
Fri Mar 4 12:35:08 CET 2005


Le vendredi 04 mars 2005 à 11:03 +0000, Laurence Abbott a écrit :

> How easy was it to get your Epia M1000 going with hardware MPEG
> decoding? Is it as simple as: boot, start vdr with xine plugins, start X
> sending out the S-video connector, start xine fullscreen?

Not yet but we are almost there. You need latest x.org and xine.

> How well does it cope with the OSD? I've tried the xine plugin on an
> athlon 1000 and it seriously crawls when the OSD is displayed.

The problem goes away with HW mpeg2 acceleration. The stream uses 10-15%
CPU so there is plenty left for OSD

> Any idea if any of the newer Epia boards would fare better? Although,
> having had a quick look, the newer ones don't have parallel ports so
> where would I attach my status LEDs?

To on board header? Some have it some don't. The M 12000 is faster than
the M 10000 doh =;-D

> Has anyone tried running two DVB cards on one of these things with a
> two-way PCI riser card?

There are issues with double riser cards. From memory it is a BIOS
problem and, well, VIA isn't well you see =:-D You will need a decent
power supply. You will not be able to use a tiny case without
ventilation = noise. 

Cheers

Tony







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