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HDWMV acceleration on *ALL* AGP nVidia cards broken?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Phil99, 18 Jun 2006.

  1. Phil99

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    Joined: 29 Oct 2004

    Posts: 10,900

    I've never been able to get HDWMV acceleration working on my AGP 6600GT. At one point (near its release) it worked, but the audio lagged. In the 77.77 drivers they "fixed" this by seemingly disabling hardware acceleration. Great. Audio is now in sync, but video is so slow and choppy it's unwatchable.

    The official line for this was:

    http://download.nvidia.com/Windows/77.77/77.77_ForceWare_Release_Notes.pdf

    Going back to early 2005, you can see that HDWMV decode acceleration is definitely advertised as a full feature of the AGP 6600GT:

    http://web.archive.org/web/20050117152556/http://www.nvidia.com/page/purevideo_support.html

    However on the current version of the page:

    http://www.nvidia.com/page/purevideo_support.html

    You can see that under all the PCI-E GPUs there is a row for "WMV9 Decode Acceleration" however this is now mysteriously missing from all AGP GPUs.

    I've tried emailing them but have got no useful response (only responses being to a chase up support ticket and them marking my original one "Solved" with no response). I've had a support ticket on there for coming up to 2 months now.

    Anyone else noticed this? Can they just pull a key selling point of their product with absolutely no notice?
     
  2. Cyber-Mav

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    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

    Posts: 15,522

    Location: Midlands

    works on 6600 and 7800 agp cards.