[mythtv-users] VDPAU, it's something else! Thanks!
rcs at malibyte.net
Sun Mar 29 03:23:24 UTC 2009
>> I bit the bullet.
>> I have added Jean-Yves' repo, upgraded, added the
>> profile, tweaked the mplayer conf file, and voila!
>> So, thanks to the devs for the VDPAU support, thanks to
>> Jean-Yves for his backport and repo.
>> Neat, very neat.
> I would also like to thank Jean-Yves for his contribution. Made
> the move to VDPAU a breeze and rescued my master FE/BE from early
> I already built a core 2 duo replacement for it, but the old P4
> plays HD fine with VDPAU so I can't see replacing it... now to
> figure out what to do with the core 2.
Yeah, have to concur. I built a BE/FE around a Core 2 Quad 6600 and an
8600GT video card last year; wish I hadn't now - with VDPAU, watching HD
720p video files requires consistently *less than 1%* CPU utilization;
1080 only slightly more. This would have run just fine on the old
Athlon-64x2 system I upgraded from!
Thanks again to Jean-Yves for his efforts. Since I'm running on Ubuntu
8.10, getting this working was painless. All I need now is HD-PVR
support within Myth and all will be copacetic (yeah, I know - "0.22").
Thanks to all!
Bob Sully - Simi Valley, California, USA
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