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    Default GA-MA78GPM-UD2H hi definition acceleration

    Hello,

    I'm trying to use this board as an HTPC for bluray and MPEG4 hi def TV. Problem is, playback is not always smooth for HD-TV in Powercinema 5.1, vista SP1-32bit, ATI Catalyst 9.3.

    How can I tell if the HD3200 UVD2 hardware acceleration is being used? When viewing 720p TV, both cores of my 4850e (2.5Ghz) are hitting 50% which seems to be a bit high if HW acceleration was actually being used.

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    Default Re: GA-MA78GPM-UD2H hi definition acceleration

    Is that the latest PowerCinema? Just wondering

    Have you tried older ATI Drivers? Do you see both your card and the onboard GFX listed as enabled in CCC?

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    Default Re: GA-MA78GPM-UD2H hi definition acceleration

    No, it's not the latest. PowerCinema 6 is current.

    I have used the drivers that came with the motherboard ver 8.11, and the 9.3 latest version.

    It would be nice to know that HW decoding is happening, how to tell?

    I have no GFX card, just the onboard HD3200.
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    Default Re: GA-MA78GPM-UD2H hi definition acceleration

    Well, I would first suggest to update to the latest version of PowerCinema as there may be fixes or better drivers included

    Hardware Acceleration may only be used if you are using a GFX Card in combination with the onboard, not sure. I cannot grab your manual right now as it seems all the Gigayte servers are either messed up or they are being update/changed. I will try to get it later today and get back to you on this tonight if I can find out anything

    The last post here may help >>
    http://forums.amd.com/game/messagevi...threadid=93405

    Also see this for specific powercinema info >>
    http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp...2139&page_no=3
    Last edited by Lsdmeasap; 04-07-2009 at 07:41 PM.

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    Default Re: GA-MA78GPM-UD2H hi definition acceleration

    I have verified that decoding is HW accelerated in PowerDVD when playing bluray. The powerdvd information screens show mpeg4 content playback and hardware acceleration enabled, and the CPU is only running at ~10%.

    So, HW acceleration is happening on the board with just the HD3200 integrated graphics, as it should be, but live HD-TV (mpeg4 with Freeview-HD in NZ) is not being accelerated by Powercinema for some reason.

    Annoying.
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    Default Re: GA-MA78GPM-UD2H hi definition acceleration

    Maybe you need to try using a different program?

    I do know I have seen several posts at various places about many different codecs and drivers needed for various things to be able to use this feature on PCIE Cards so I would assume the same would be needed in this case.

    The content must be encoded a certain way, otherwise no acceleration can be applied. And I also know this feature does not work on everything so your TV may be something it will not work with?

    I would go ahead and make a post at the PowerCinema forums and see what they have to say about how it should work.

    Did you read the first post of this thread I linked above, it has a edit for TV. Not sure if it applies to you, but just wanted to link you to page one incase you did not read it already >>
    PowerCinema DVB-T Hardware acceleration - GOT IT WORKING AT LAST (PAGE 1)

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    Default Re: GA-MA78GPM-UD2H hi definition acceleration

    I did try the enable_dxva_vista = True/EVR path, but no change to my CPU numbers.

    In the end I installed the Powercinema 6 trial, and that seems to lower the cpu usage to 10-20%.

    Looks like it is all in the software...

    Thanks

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