[mythtv] H.264 and mythtv

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Sep 1 16:44:32 UTC 2005


Bernd Paysan wrote:

>On Wednesday 31 August 2005 19:58, Isaac Richards wrote:
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>>On Wednesday 31 August 2005 01:48 pm, Michael T. Dean wrote:
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>>>MacOS X on top-of-the-line PPC is able to decode H.264 at
>>>1080i at 24-30fps iff it's QuickTime H.264.  Similarly, Windows machines
>>>have a hard time with QuickTime H.264, but perform much better with WMV
>>>H.264. (Perhaps some optimization or even reverse-optimization for the
>>>platform's preferred codec?)
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>>My 4400+ can play back Apple's 1080p (24fps) trailer for Serenity
>>perfectly in Myth. =)  CPU useage is _very_ close to getting maxed out,
>>though.
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>The Serenity trailer isn't 1080 high. It's 1920 wide, but 2.35:1 (1920x816). 
>Try the BBC trailer from Apple - that's really 1920x1080, 20% more pixels.
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Interesting...

>How do you start playback with Myth? MPlayer seems to have a H.264 bug, when 
>there's more than one megapixel.
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I'm guessing he's using MythVideo with the player set to Internal.  Just 
a guess because my Athlon XP 2000+ couldn't come close to playing it 
back.  :)

Mike


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