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Topic # 23786 8-Jul-2008 22:40 Send private message

Just bought a Galaxy 9600GT OC Edition for $181 off trademe and am waiting for it in the post. Do I have to have Vista for the GFX Card to decode the H.264 stream? Can't wait to get the card aye, specially for gaming :-). Also what would be the best way to stream Freeview HD around the house but still have my main pc doing the decoding/hardwork? Mediaportal Server. Btw I have a HVR-3000 card, 2.8ghz Pentium D, 2gb ram 750gb HDD space :-)

Thanks,

Matt

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  Reply # 145455 9-Jul-2008 15:03 Send private message

Anyone? :-)

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  Reply # 145475 9-Jul-2008 15:30 Send private message

You don't need Vista for h/w decoding - XP works fine with the Cyberlink codec. The EVR renderer under vista combined with DXVA2 just does a better job.

As for sending the signal around the house you need a PC at every location capable of H.264 decoding as none of this is done by the server, it's all done by the client.

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  Reply # 146215 10-Jul-2008 16:48 Send private message

Yes, unfortunately, the clients will have to do all the decoding. However, one may be able to passby this limitation with some sort of  wireless AV Sender/Receiver set. 

 

I might do a bit of research to see if there is any host decoding media server software around. My wife's laptop is not quite up to scratch when it comes to decoding/transcoding FreeviewHD TV3 here in NZ. 

 

Edit: I just found out that Webserver plugin for DVB Viewer maybe able to transcode DVB streams. I'll play around with it a bit later on and post my results.

 

 


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