NVIDIA Driver Brings PureVideo Features To Linux

This is big news for us HTPC users that run Nvidia graphics cards under Linux.  It sounds like you need a GeForce 8 card or newer to take advantage of it though.


Over the course of the past few months we have been saying that the NVIDIA 180 Linux driver to be released in the fourth quarter of 2008 would hold in store a few interesting features. Well, today that closed-source driver has been released in beta form. This driver adds a new VDPAU API, which provides PureVideo-like features on Linux, adds in CUDA 2.1 support, new workstation performance optimizations, X Render improvements, and other improvements.