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nav2u
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  #138063 14-Jun-2008 22:06
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I believe that the disc that comes with Hauppauge cards does not include the H.264 codec. Although i have heard that there is a H.264 edition driver disc that will be shipped with the cards in the near future.

 
 
 

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  #138071 14-Jun-2008 22:59
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matthewmw64: Does the Powercinema 5.1 software that comes with the Hauppauge HVR2200 Card have the H.264 Codec on it?
From what I've read tonight, even if it is so, unless you have a high spec'ed CPU you'll struggle as the PowerCinema app does not have hardware encoding. Best solution is to download a PowerDVD trial version 7 or 8.

[speaking very softly] if you aren't using the PowerDVD player aspect of the software, then you can continus to use the codecs after the trial ends; or so I was told [/speaking normally]

Someone give me gun: have just checked MY CD for the HVR-2200, And no, it does not. Go with PowerDVD.




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  #138098 15-Jun-2008 07:28
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1gkar:
matthewmw64: Does the Powercinema 5.1 software that comes with the Hauppauge HVR2200 Card have the H.264 Codec on it?
From what I've read tonight, even if it is so, unless you have a high spec'ed CPU you'll struggle as the PowerCinema app does not have hardware encoding. Best solution is to download a PowerDVD trial version 7 or 8.

[speaking very softly] if you aren't using the PowerDVD player aspect of the software, then you can continus to use the codecs after the trial ends; or so I was told [/speaking normally]

Someone give me gun: have just checked MY CD for the HVR-2200, And no, it does not. Go with PowerDVD.


So, in the end, I only actually need PowerDVD for the Codec, and nothign else?

Also, what is this ffdshow program I;ve read about? Isn't it free and it comes with the Codec?

Also, is CoreAVC useable? It is a hell of a lot cheaper then PowerDVD.



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  #138103 15-Jun-2008 09:16
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matthewmw64:
1gkar:
matthewmw64: Does the Powercinema 5.1 software that comes with the Hauppauge HVR2200 Card have the H.264 Codec on it?
From what I've read tonight, even if it is so, unless you have a high spec'ed CPU you'll struggle as the PowerCinema app does not have hardware encoding. Best solution is to download a PowerDVD trial version 7 or 8.

[speaking very softly] if you aren't using the PowerDVD player aspect of the software, then you can continus to use the codecs after the trial ends; or so I was told [/speaking normally]

Someone give me gun: have just checked MY CD for the HVR-2200, And no, it does not. Go with PowerDVD.


So, in the end, I only actually need PowerDVD for the Codec, and nothign else?

Also, what is this ffdshow program I;ve read about? Isn't it free and it comes with the Codec?

Also, is CoreAVC useable? It is a hell of a lot cheaper then PowerDVD.


Neither CoreAVC or FFDshow support hardware acceleration.

If you want a decent picture and low CPU usage a codec supporting h/w acceleration and a compatible video card is essential.

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  #138109 15-Jun-2008 09:44
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sbiddle:
matthewmw64:
1gkar:
matthewmw64: Does the Powercinema 5.1 software that comes with the Hauppauge HVR2200 Card have the H.264 Codec on it?
From what I've read tonight, even if it is so, unless you have a high spec'ed CPU you'll struggle as the PowerCinema app does not have hardware encoding. Best solution is to download a PowerDVD trial version 7 or 8.

[speaking very softly] if you aren't using the PowerDVD player aspect of the software, then you can continus to use the codecs after the trial ends; or so I was told [/speaking normally]

Someone give me gun: have just checked MY CD for the HVR-2200, And no, it does not. Go with PowerDVD.


So, in the end, I only actually need PowerDVD for the Codec, and nothign else?

Also, what is this ffdshow program I;ve read about? Isn't it free and it comes with the Codec?

Also, is CoreAVC useable? It is a hell of a lot cheaper then PowerDVD.


Neither CoreAVC or FFDshow support hardware acceleration.

If you want a decent picture and low CPU usage a codec supporting h/w acceleration and a compatible video card is essential.


So is the PowerDVD Codec the only one that supports it?

1gkar

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  #138130 15-Jun-2008 10:37
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Yes, it really will save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

The guys here helped me out with the same issues when I was setting up a couple of months back. Just Google cyberlink powerdvd trial & you will find some options.




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  #138135 15-Jun-2008 11:12
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1gkar: Yes, it really will save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

The guys here helped me out with the same issues when I was setting up a couple of months back. Just Google cyberlink powerdvd trial & you will find some options.


Awesome. Thansk a bunch to everyone that helped me :D



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  #138150 15-Jun-2008 12:22
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Arcsoft also do a very good codec that supports h/w acceleration as part of the TotalMedia Theatre package. It too is offered on trial for 15days, but the codec still seems to work afterwoods. Its cost is similar too PowerDVD and interfaces with Media Centre really well.

Just another option and we all know its good to have options :)

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  #138159 15-Jun-2008 13:36
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Would be nice to see benchmarks/comparisons between the two codecs.

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  #138185 15-Jun-2008 16:08
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Hi all,

If it's hardware accelarated h.264 codecs you're after, they can be obtained at the below listed URL for free:?

DVB Support - HD Pack 1.4

http://www.dvbsupport.net/download/index.php?act=view&id=162

peace!

P.S. I have no idea about the legality of the above codec pack. However, DVBSupport.net, where the codecs are avialable for download, doesn't appear to be a warez site. C'est la Vie!

?


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  #138245 15-Jun-2008 20:34
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Nice link, but pretty sure thats not legal.
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