Hehe, if things go right with certain 3rd party devs, in a month or so, the AppleTV will be able to play VC1 1080p Blu-ray content with 100 percent hardware decode. Stay tuned."
Will it allow even lowly 720p mkvs to work (with highish bitrate)?
DaveGee Wrote:Yes, if you can somehow someway get the mini-pcie card (mentioned and linked to about a million times in this thread) to plug into a PC running Windows or Linux or maybe even OSX I'd venture to say then yes a future version of XBMC that supports the card will work. If you are asking about a specific way to GET the mini-pcie card to install in a desktop system... I'm not the person to ask.. sorry but I don't want to give you misleading information.
- Yes it will work in Windows
- Yes it will work in OSX
- Yes it will work in AppleTV
- Yes it will work in Linux
- Yes it will require drivers
- No the drivers are not publicly available anyway*
- No the special version of XBMC is not available**
- Please (everyone) stop asking if drivers are available or when something is going to be released it servers zero purpose other then possibly pissing off the people working on the project. Have NO fear when its done you will hear about it!
The product you need to buy is: EBAY SEARCH LINK
The products name is: Broadcom BCM70012 Mini PCI-e HD Decoder Chipset
* If they were I'd be playing right now instead of posting.
** Yes I know you can download the CVS and compile the fork with the code but since there's no driver the exercise was a wasted effort or a learning experience. No matter how you look at it downloading and compiling will get you no closer to the result you are looking for.
Okay I think that covers most of the bases...