[vdr] Advice on new motherboard, xineliboutput, vdpau, hdmi video & audio, etc.

Goga777 goga777 at bk.ru
Sun Aug 15 22:35:11 CEST 2010

Приветствую, Seppo

I recommend you to use PCI-E GT220 Geforce card with motheboard which you will choice

this series has very good performance for 1080i temporal_spatial deinterlacing and h264 decoding

have a look on qvdpautest

> My old HTPC motherboard died and I'm now looking for a new one to become 
> a vdr-sxfe "thin" client. The old Silverstone case is for normal ATX 
> board but I no more need PCI slots so a smaller one, even a Mini-ITX 
> would do. Since the PC runs 24/7 I'm interested in low-power 
> motherboards with Atom CPU. There should be VDPAU support for MPEG-2 
> SDTV decoding + high-quality de-interlacing. I'm watching also sometimes 
> H.264 HDTV channels from satellite. There should be 1080p50 video + up 
> 7.1ch multi-channel PCM audio over HDMI. I'd like to get rid of SPDIF 
> connection to AV-receiver.
> My HTPC box has a home-brew LIRC receiver that connected to motherboard 
> (Asus style) COM port heading. If COM ports are history I could change 
> to Bluetooth remote control with a PS3 Blu-Ray remote. Therefore 
> integrated BT support would be nice (otherwise some USB-BT dongle). WLAN 
> is not mandatory since I stream from vdr server over gigabit ethernet. 
> Are there still issues with some ethernet chipsets and Linux?
> I found some options such as Asus AT3IONT-I DELUXE, Asus AT3IONT-I, Asus 
> AT5IONT-I. I would be happy to hear experiences about these motherboards 
> with Linux and Xine. Are there problems with some motherboard features? 
> Other recommendations are welcome too!

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