[mythtv-users] mythtv 0.24.2 and va-api with mplayer
raymond at wagnerrp.com
Wed Feb 29 21:34:28 UTC 2012
On 2/29/2012 15:03, gacmb5 gacmb5 wrote:
> I'm now thinking about buying an i3 (2100T) board with 3 pci slots and
> under clock the system. The 2100T is very efficient (speed step), and
> the Intel Z68 chipsets can provide hardware decoding (va-api).
> MythTV 0.25 should support this but I'm not convinced it will (and I
> don't want to wait to long).
Why do you need VAAPI? A 2.5GHz SB i3 should handle just about any
video you want to throw at it in software. MythTV 0.25 currently
supports VAAPI, has for some time, and should be released in just over a
month. Should 0.25 be delayed, or VAAPI disabled or otherwise unusable
by you for whatever reason, you still have plenty of CPU in reserve that
it doesn't matter.
> Why should I use the internal mythtv player? Will OSD work with an
> external player? What will I be missing if use an external player vs
> the build in player?
MythTV has always streamed recordings from the backend. There has never
been, and likely never will be, external player support. MythVideo
added support for video streamed from the backend in 0.22, and the only
reason external player and local file support hasn't been removed yet is
because no one has wanted to stomach the loud complaints that would
cause from the stragglers. If you've taken any look at torc, one of the
first changes was to rip out nearly all the configuration surrounding
With an external player, you get nothing. No OSD, no jump points, no
notifications, no IR, no network control, no snapshots. If you are
trying to access storage group content, MythVideo hands the external
player the URI and expects it to know how to handle it. The only thing
you have when using an external player is what the external player
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