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CineView MPEG2 card

Unread postby nicte » Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:50 pm

Hi Everyone,

any info about this card ?
any drivers ?
usefull or just throw it to a bin...

THA

R

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Unread postby VeKTeReX » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:45 pm

This is a Wintel PCI card right? Weren't these things popular back when they first started putting DVDs into PCs (97-98 )? Helped to smooth out playback on the older CPUs? Not sure but i remember something along those lines. Also, remember some ISA cards for DOS back in '93 to help accelerate MPEG1 (was used for some video games, Hollywood card maybe?). i'd keep it around for kicks.

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Unread postby nicte » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:53 pm

unfotunatelly it is not seen by a IRIX
so some special drivers are needed
but I receive the machine with clean disk :(

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Unread postby QuicksilverG4 » Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:39 pm

Is that a Vela Research card?

http://www.vela.com

If so try to get drivers from them. Did it come in an SGI? The only Vela product I've ever seen that works under IRIX is their SCSI-attached MPEG2 decoders.

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Re: CineView MPEG2 card

Unread postby lepek26 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:06 am

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Re: CineView MPEG2 card

Unread postby robespierre » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:31 am

From the doc it appears to be included in the Video Server Toolkit, and likely is not much use without that.
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Unread postby Adrenaline » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:18 am

VeKTeReX wrote:This is a Wintel PCI card right? Weren't these things popular back when they first started putting DVDs into PCs (97-98 )? Helped to smooth out playback on the older CPUs? Not sure but i remember something along those lines. Also, remember some ISA cards for DOS back in '93 to help accelerate MPEG1 (was used for some video games, Hollywood card maybe?). i'd keep it around for kicks.

/KRM


Yeah in December 99 I got a Sigma Design Hollywood Magic PCI card to assist with the DVD decoding as my Pentium 233 MMX/Permedia 2/Voodoo2 couldn't play it back smoothly. It was a great card for being able to do Dolby Digital out via the S/PIDF and has S-Video out as well so I could drive my parents CRT TVs :)
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Re: Re:

Unread postby VeKTeReX » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:08 am

Adrenaline wrote:
VeKTeReX wrote:This is a Wintel PCI card right? Weren't these things popular back when they first started putting DVDs into PCs (97-98 )? Helped to smooth out playback on the older CPUs? Not sure but i remember something along those lines. Also, remember some ISA cards for DOS back in '93 to help accelerate MPEG1 (was used for some video games, Hollywood card maybe?). i'd keep it around for kicks.

/KRM


Yeah in December 99 I got a Sigma Design Hollywood Magic PCI card to assist with the DVD decoding as my Pentium 233 MMX/Permedia 2/Voodoo2 couldn't play it back smoothly. It was a great card for being able to do Dolby Digital out via the S/PIDF and has S-Video out as well so I could drive my parents CRT TVs :)


Of course it a good thing that we can play back video these days with no additional cards, but i do miss those types of hardware, specialized DSPs, higher-end audio cards and so forth. Those were the days LOL..


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