Recommendations for HTPC's?

Tom Evans at
Tue Dec 11 14:33:13 UTC 2012

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Mathias Picker
<Mathias.Picker at> wrote:
> I'm thinking about this, too, but have not yet bought / tried anything.
> But I will try intel ivy bridge graphics, the new kms infrastructure
> should enable smooth hd playback with a lot less power then nvidia. The
> vaapi driver landet oct 25 in ports:
> and I would hope
> it actually works ;)
> I don't need this to be running right away, I could tolereate some
> tinkering. If you need rock-solid from the get go, nvidia is probably
> the way to go.
> Cheers, Mathias

VAAPI isn't anywhere near as well supported as vdpau, eg:



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