[vdr] PVRINPUT plugin and "black/cinema bars"

Simon Baxter linuxtv at nzbaxters.com
Mon Apr 26 23:20:25 CEST 2010

> If you want to limit the plugin to using only the hardware then I
> agree.  However, if you want to provide capabilities beyond what the
> hardware is capable of then software is the only other place to do it.
> This is perfectly fine, although it probably means the user wasted
> his money on a hardware decoder if he's just going to do software
> decoding anyways.  It doesn't hurt to put more consideration into what
> you want/need before pouring money into hardware.  I know guys that
> threw a lot of money at hardware decoders only to replace them with
> cheap vdpau-capable video cards.  To each his own I suppose. :)

I think Martin's talking about the PVR-500 encoding aspect, not 
hardware-vs-software decoders.

I have no qualms about recoding - my production box is dual core 64-bit and 
sits mostly idle anyway :) 

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