nick.rout at gmail
Apr 5, 2012, 11:12 PM
Post #7 of 7
On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 4:34 PM, Aaron Whitehouse
<lists [at] whitehouse> wrote:
> Hi Jean,
> First up, thanks for all of your great work getting MythTV to work with
> our strange breed of Freeview!
> On 05/04/12 18:49, Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
>> On 4 April 2012 15:24, Aaron Whitehouse <lists [at] whitehouse> wrote:
>>> VDPAU. I would prefer to stick to support ATi because of their support
>>> of Free Linux drivers, if it isn't going to be a lifetime of headaches.
>> I find this comment hilarious to be honest...
>> Their best drivers aren't open source, and best doesn't mean much as
>> they suck big time anyway
> I'll keep this brief, as this could quickly get off topic. As I
> understand it, ATi have released the specs for all of their graphics
> cards (with the exception of the video decoding part, which they say is
> too close to the DRM stuff) and nVidia has released nothing. ATi funds a
> team to work on Free software drivers. NVidia does not. Yes, nVidia
> offers prettier "non-Free baubles", but I think it is hard to deny that
> ATi is doing better by Free software.
> But yes, working hardware video decoding would be great and I don't have
> a huge amount of spare time to muck about making things work, so thanks
> for the practical tips.
> I don't pretend to be as militant as RMS about these things, but think
> that it is important to choose the "Free-est" option where it is a
> workable solution.
I can't comment on your comparison of the freeness of ATi vs nVidia
but I have to say on the HTPC stakes the "works bestest" option is the
one I (and the wife/family) prefers, and for me that's nVidia.
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