[Softdevice-devel] VIA cle266 fast enough to decode HDTV?
dave at optionsdsl.ca
Sat Dec 9 19:50:03 CET 2006
> On Saturday 09 December 2006 16:24, Dave wrote:
>> I was interested in getting one of these mainboards as a frontend to a 4
>> DVB computer mainly for its cle266 decoder, but these boards only seem
>> to come in speeds up to about 1ghz, and I want to decode HDTV via the
>> cle266 decoder, do these boards support the resolutions and speed to be
>> able to decode HDTV OK?
> I think you might be hoping a bit, there. The cle266 can only do MPEG2
> decoding at PAL-sort-of resolutions (as far as I know). The cle400 (and I
> think there is a newer chipset) is meant to do MEG4 decoding but I think it's
> only "hardware assisted" decoding, whatever that means.
> I've had no experience of the cle400 and I don't think even the hardware MPEG2
> stuff will work on the cle400 chip. I'm not sure whether anyone is working on
> this or not.
After some research I see that is not a suitable platform for HDTV, max
mpeg2 assisted decoding is 1024x1024.
Im after some way to display HDTV channels, but not even at the true
HDTV resolution (my display device is only 800x600 projector) with some
sort of acceleration as to not bottom out the CPU. I have tried other
options such as XvMC (libxineoutput) and had poor results with a/v sync,
but excellent results in decoding. I like softdevice and have been using
it for a long time.
I think we need an XvMC softdevice :) And I know this has been said a
thousand times before ...
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