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Old 02-02-07, 03:54 AM   #47
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Default Re: Video capture support on Linux.

I recently bought a MSI NX7600GT Diamond Plus, with all the bells and whistles I could wish for (HDMI and ViVo mainly), for my MythTV-driven HTPC. After putting everything together I find out that:

*) The latest drivers (97.46) doesn't support HDTV on PAL TVs
*) Video In (SAA7115) isn't supported by nVidia or any Open Source projects

Please nVidia, your customers are migrating to real operating systems (Linux/BSD, as opposed to a severely and unstable 32-bit GUI for DOS!) and would like all the features, that you support on inferior platforms.

An enhanced version of XvMC (think PureVideo) would be nice too.

Despite these shortcomings, I really do enjoy the performance and stability of the nVidia Linux drivers.
Desktop: Asus P5B Deluxe, Core2Duo E8500, 2GB Corsair 800MHz CL4, Gigabyte GTX460 1024MB
HTPC: Asus P5B-E, Core2Duo 6300, 1GB Corsair 533MHz, Asus 9500GT w/ 512MB DDR3
Server: Gigabyte D510UD, Atom D510, 2GB Corsair 800MHz, Hauppauge NOVA-T500 dual DVB-T tuner, 4x 2TB Samsung F3EG (RAID5)
Laptop: Asus U6V, Core2Duo P8400, 3GB DDR2, 9300M GS
OS on all: Gentoo Linux

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