Originally Posted by jcornwall
I'm not sure which PDF you're looking at but the supported cards are listed here:
7xxx cards aren't supported. They may have hardware support for assisted H.264 decoding (which is different from the paths in VDPAU) but that would only be exposed on Windows through DXVA. On Linux, only MPEG-2 assisted decoding is exposed through XvMC.
Aye. But before you lose all hope, you have to consider that XvMC is going to be extended to assist in more formats besides mpeg2. When this will happen, I have no idea (before vaapi), or whether nvidia will support this extension, no clue. It's a long shot...but it is there.