Graphic card with supported H.264 hardware decoder
To my surprise I got a DVB-C card working with almost nothing to do. But now for watching HDTV programms my system is too slow. Has someone experience with the H.264 decoder in AGP graphic cards? I have a GeForce 6800, but it doesn't have that capability. Nvidia lists the 6200 as supporting H.264, which surprises me. Can someone confirm this cheap card can significantly reduce CPU load when playing H.264 streams?
To sum up:
I'm looking for a graphic card with the following features:
- AGP interface
- DVI connector
- Mpeg2 and H.264 hardware decoder
- Must work under Linux and support 3d desktop features (Compiz)
- Should be cheap
- Can require proprietary drivers (but above must be met)
- If possible passively cooled
Any suggestions or inputs?
Last edited by hansalfredche; 07-28-2008 at 06:11 AM.