Originally Posted by Ollerytter
im alittle bit confused here, I thought purevideo was the codec..
PureVideo is nVidia's marketing name for it's collection of Video technologies. These technologies are part of Decoders (eg the PureVideo DVD Decoder), drivers (nVidia Forceware drivers), and built into the hardware on the card.
Do you mean powerdvd when you say that I have to buy a Purevideo capable codec?
PowerDVD includes one PureVideo capable codec, I believe Nero has one as well, as does WinDVD. And for MPEG-2 only, nVidia has their own as well.
So if im getting this right, If I want Hardwareacceleration use powerdvd if not use mpc and ffdshow
Basically, if you want Hardware Accelleration, you need a retail/commercial playback package.