[MPlayer-users] Re: best graphical card for mplayer

Jonathan Rogers jonner at teegra.net
Thu Sep 4 08:43:30 CEST 2003

Fabio Papa wrote:
> Sorry to burst into this at this point, but I'm preparing a PC for a friend 
> which has a GeForce, and I wanted to know if there is really the need for the 
> proprietary drivers. For now I'm using the standard nv driver that comes with 
> XFree 4.3. Is there a real gain from using the proprietary ones?
> Thanks!

I don't have a GeForce, but the older TNT2. With GeForce, you probably 
only need to use the proprietary driver if you want OpenGL acceleration. 
XFree's "nv" driver does hardware accelerated 2D and XVideo. I'd 
certainly avoid the proprietary ones if I could.

Jonathan Rogers

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