Archive for November, 2008

Hauppauge HVR 900 tuner and Ubuntu 8.10

November 16th, 2008

Ubuntu 8.10, aka Intrepid Ibex, has been out for several weeks now, and I’ve been testing the HVR 900 tuner since the later alpha releases starting some months ago. Now we have a final OS release just how well does this tuner work? First of all I’m using a vanilla HVR 900, watch out for [...]

NVidia announces support for H.264 and VC1 decode on Linux

November 16th, 2008

NVidia have announce a new API for hardware accelerated decode of video on Linux and Unix called VDPAU. This is awesome news for the Linux MythTV and Video community as the partial subset of NVidia’s PureVideo functionality provides a dramatic drop in CPU usage when handling complex video codecs like H.264 and VC1. Linux and [...]