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Old 01-28-10, 07:05 AM   #1
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Default Optimize 6600LE video playback

I have a rather old HTPC (Pentium M 1.73GHz, 1GB RAM) with a GeForce 6600 LE, and I'd like to run Mythbuntu on it rather than Windows XP. However, I hear that linux drivers for the 6600 do not support all of the hardware acceleration features for video playback, while XP drivers do support them.

What I'd like to know is, to what extent is the 6600 LE supported under Linux regarding video playback?

This box will be used as a HTPC for media playback only - both SD and HD video files, DVDs and music. No TV tuners, maybe IPTV, but nothing else. Would I be better off reinstalling the Windows XP Media Center Edition that came with it?
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Old 01-28-10, 12:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Optimize 6600LE video playback

I'm not at all familiar with HW of that vintage. However, I believe you can use the XvMC API to accelerate portions of the MPEG-2 decoding process on that GPU. I'm not sure what, if any, HW-acceleration exists in that GPU besides this MPEG-2 acceleration. A Windows application named DXVAChecker might show whether Windows has access to more features on that GPU.
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This box will be used as a HTPC for media playback only - both SD and HD video files, DVDs and music. No TV tuners, maybe IPTV, but nothing else.
Spend the 20-30 bucks for an 8-series card...
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