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

rcooley rcooley at spamcop.net
Sat Sep 13 22:23:10 CEST 2003

Alain Ledesma wrote:
> So my next question is, perhaps, a naive one, is there any driver that supports all the features?
No.  If there was, there wouldn't even be this discussion.  The problem 
is that there is no perfect solution...  With NVidia you have to live 
with binary-only drivers, and with ATI you have to live without many 
features of the card.

>>A popular feature is MPEG2 decoding on the 
>>video card, which is not supported on any cards with the GATOS
> But current cards support it, didn´t they? Does not exist any driver for this?
Most ATI cards for quite some time have had the hardware for MPEG2 
decoding built-in.  Even before the Radeon line came out, it was common.

No drivers that I know of support it.  GATOS drivers are pretty-much 
_the_ drivers for ATI cards on XFree86 systems, and the GATOS developers 
seem perfectly content to only support the basic functions of the card.

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