[vdr] Softdevice or Xine?

Jan Ekholm chakie at smultron.net
Mon Sep 26 14:10:41 CEST 2005

> On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 11:53:09AM +0300, Jan Ekholm wrote:

> I'm using softdevice with a budget DVB-T card (Hauppauge Nova-T PCI 90002)
> on a Matrox G450 on DirectFB.  For some reason, the Matrox TV-out
> connection
> eats more CPU than VGA.  The 900 MHz Intel Celeron has enough power to
> deinterlace the picture.  I think that something like 500 or 600 MHz would
> be the minimum requirement on a Matrox card.  Other cards may require more
> processing power.

Can one run DirectFB with a card that doesn't have a direct driver? AFAIK
only Matrox cards and some Epias really work with DirectFB, others have
no drivers. I fought quite a lot with DirectFB about a year and a half
ago when it was investigated for another purpose, but in the end DFB
didn't really work too well (and that was with a more or less supported
CLE266 chip). Somehow DFB also felt a bit heavy and CPU intensive compared
to using normal X11.

Jan Ekholm
jan.ekholm at smultron.net

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