DVD decoding hardware: necessary?


— 11:05 PM on March 6, 2000

I've sometimes wondered why so many folks think hardware DVD decoding cards are a good or necessary thing. A nice, fast PC will play a DVD movie with software only. Have a look at this article at Cole3D comparing software and hardware-based DVD decoding. Interesting stuff. Ya think DVD decoding hardware is worth it an an age of GHz CPUs with SIMD processing extensions?

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