[vdr] HD-TV hardware decoding on motherboard instead of waitingfor FF DVB-S2 card

Theunis Potgieter theunis.potgieter at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 06:36:35 CET 2008


I apologies for my mistake, it appears very secretively to run linux,
no where clearly stated. There is no source supplied. oh well, aren't
we used to that?

On 07/02/2008, Theunis Potgieter <theunis.potgieter at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 06/02/2008, Luca Olivetti <luca at ventoso.org> wrote:
> > > for hdtv - no.
> > > I don't see the h.264 hardware decoding. mpeg4 is not h.264.
> >
> > Maybe this thing can be hacked to run vdr or to be used as a front-end:
> > http://www.popcornhour.com/
>
> The popcornhour device (network media tank) is not linux :(
>
> The interface looks like Vista's media center edition:
>
> Windows Vista and WMP 11 - Seamless support for Windows Vista and
> Windows XP Media Player 11 built-in media server
>
>         WMS HTTP / RTSP Streaming Technology
>         Microsoft / Cisco Multicast Streaming Technology
>         ISMAv1 RTSP Streaming Technology
>         Multicast Streaming Technology
>         H.264 / WMV9 HD Streaming and MPEG4 SD format
>         WMV9 High / Standard Definition Streaming with Janus DRM (silent
> type) capability
>
> I have not heard of a linux solution that supports DRM.
>
> It does have the Sigma SMP8635, which supports the MPEG-4 Part 10,
> 1080p or High Profile (HiP)
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.264#Profiles.
>
> Which is good for when HD-DVD or Blu-Ray becomes affordable. Finding a
> device with this chip that runs linux and that is open is becoming
> harder as Microsoft appears to corner the market :(
>
> HD-TV dvb-s/dvb-s2 will never reach that profile, so I suspect that in
> buying a FF-card will only go up to 1080i or Main Profile (MP) and be
> useless for watching a HD content from a compact disc that is 1080p
> through vdr :( Unless there is a dxr3 like solution as an add-on
> pci/pci-express card.
>
> Theunis
>



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