[vdr] HDTV not in mpeg2 ?

Gregoire Favre gregoire.favre at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 14:45:16 CET 2005

On Tue, Dec 27, 2005 at 12:32:43PM +0000, Harald Milz wrote:

> I don't think any of the HDTV channels is going to be in MPEG2. As
> it seems, everyone agrees on MPEG4 / H.264 over DVB-S2. Time to get
> new hardware :-( For now, reception with softdevice looks very green
> and jumpy. But you can try the following channels.conf entries: 

Don't know with softdevice but with xine it has always worked perfectly
here. What I would like is to try the non mpeg2 ones...

> With the correct codecs, no. Decoding 1080i in software requires a LOT
> of horsepower, though. I'm hoping that a VIA Unichrome Pro can do most
> of it in hardware - HDCP issues set aside for a moment. I don't expect
> any of these channels going to be FTA for very long.

... before they aren't FTA anymore :)

Thank for your answer,
	Grégoire FAVRE

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