Archive for March 3rd, 2006

nVidia HD

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

basically announced a new driver
that (finally) allows for hardware H.264 accelleration.

ATi has made promises of a similar driver upgrade, but it looks like nVidia beat them to the punch.

What remains to be seen are the driver’s stability, speed and quality.
It won’t do anyone any good if it’s slow, crap quality and crashes a lot, will it?

MacBookPro excels at HD

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

An article at
extols the virtues of how well a MacBook Pro can handle HD.
It notes that the MBP can play two HD files simultaneously.
It’s kind of funny that one has to be played in Quicktime and the other in a DivX player.
Apparently Quicktime will crash if you try to do both in it.