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| Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU  230  @ 1.60GHz || 1596.179 Mhz || 2065864kB || 2.6.24-20-generic || h264 / mkv || 1280x720 || 6118 kb/s || Very low bitrate 720p, NEEDS coreavc via dshowserver & mplayer patch for smooth playback as one core won't quite cut it || mplayer
 
 
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| Intel Core2 Quad CPU    Q6600  @ 2.40GHz || 2400.000 MHz || 4050584kB || 2.6.22-14-generic || mpeg2video / mpg || 1920x1080 || 12403 kb/s || 1080i Television Playback.
 
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| Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz || 2800.207 MHz || 1554420kB || 2.6.23-ARCH || h264 / mkv || 1280x720 || 7249 kb/s || The Invasion Blu-Ray downsampled to 720p and low bitrate, plays good...1080p skips and jumps || mplayer
 
 
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| Intel Core2 Quad CPU    Q9650  @ 3.00GHz || 3000.000 MHz || 8186900kB || 2.6.24-19-generic || h264 / mpg || 1920x1080 || 13404 kb/s || HD-PVR Output, Max Bitrate
| Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz || 3192.010 MHz || 2059656kB || 2.6.27.5-41.fc9.x86_64 || h264 / ts || 1440x1080 || 18671 kb/s || BBC HD TS TEST file http://x264.nl/h.264.samples/, smooth playback for a few seconds than it stops and than smooth playback for a few seconds etc... with mplayer tweak at the top of the page the playback is error free and very smooth || Mplayer
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| Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz (HT) || 3400.000 MHz || 1549752kB || 2.6.27-gentoo-r8 || h264 / mkv || 1280x720 || 5473 kb/s || 50% CPU load, 1280x720 screen res || Mplayer
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| Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz || 3400.000 MHz || 1035540kB || 2.6.20-16-generic || h264 / mkv || 1920x800 ||  10112 kb/s || Transformers HD-DVD transcode. || mplayer
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| Pentium(R) Dual-Core  CPU      E5200  @ 2.50GHz || 2493.856 MHz || 2072644kB || 2.6.23-chw-4 || h264 / mkv || 1280x694 || 9790 kb/s || File generated from bluRay disc. 6.6GB in size. Default KnoppMyth MythTV setup had several seconds of audio lag. Made above recommended changes to the mplayer command and now none-standard pixel height MKVs play OK. 1080p MKVs still shaky. || Mplayer
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| Intel Core2 Duo E4400  @ 2.00GHz || 2000.060 MHz || 1035496kB || 2.6.21-ARCH || h264 / mkv || 1280x720 || 6108 kb/s || Very low bitrate 720p ~30-40% average of one core, single threaded. Spiked only once on really complex scene. || Mplayer
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| Intel Core2 Duo CPU    E4500  @ 2.20GHz || 2200.000 MHz || 3096672kB || 2.6.22-14-generic || vc1 / EVO || 1920x1080 || 20546 kb/s || BBC Planet Earth trailer. || mplayer
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| Intel Core2 Duo CPU    E6750  @ 2.66GHz || 2660.000 MHz || 2066344kB || 2.6.22-14-generic || h264 / mov || 1920x1072 || 9688 kb/s || BBC Blue Earth trailer from Apple || Mplayer
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| Intel Core2 Duo CPU    E6750  @ 2.66GHz || 2660.000 MHz || 2051164kB || 2.6.22-14-generic || h264 / ts || 1280x720 || 6357 kb/s || National geographics. || vlc
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| Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q6600  @ 2.40GHz || 2400.070 MHz || 3371500kB || 2.6.27-9-generic || h264 / ts || 1920x1088 || 15733 kb/s || sky.movies.9.hd.ts from http://x264.nl/h.264.samples/ Plays ok (using mplayer command on this page) || mplayer
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| Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU  Q6600  @ 2.40GHz || 1600.000 MHz || 2056132kB || 2.6.27-9-generic || h264 / ts || 1440x1080 || 18671 kb/s || BBC HD TS TEST file http://x264.nl/h.264.samples/, smooth playback || Mplayer
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| Intel Core2 Quad CPU    Q6600  @ 2.40GHz || 2400.000 MHz || 4050584kB || 2.6.22-14-generic || mpeg2video / m2ts || 1920x1080 || 44332 kb/s || Blu-ray (1080i or 1080p??). || Mplayer
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| Intel Core2 Quad CPU    Q6600  @ 2.40GHz || 2400.000 MHz || 4050584kB || 2.6.22-14-generic || mpeg2video / mpg || 1920x1080 || 12403 kb/s || 1080i Television Playback. || Internal
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| Intel Core2 Quad CPU    Q9650  @ 3.00GHz || 3000.000 MHz || 8186900kB || 2.6.24-19-generic || h264 / mpg || 1920x1080 || 13404 kb/s || HD-PVR Output, Max Bitrate || Internal
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| AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3600+ || 2000.000 MHz || 899584kB || 2.6.24.7-desktop-1mnb || h264 / ts || 1440x1080 || 19361 kb/s || BBC HD Freesat, DVB-S (Deblocking disabled) || Internal
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| AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3600+ || 2000.000 MHz || 899584kB || 2.6.24.7-desktop-1mnb || h264 / ts || 1440x1080 || 19361 kb/s || BBC HD Freesat, DVB-S (Deblocking disabled)
 
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| AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ || 2000.000 MHz || 1002196kB || 2.6.20-16-generic || h264 / ts || 1440x1080 || 17617 kb/s || Transport stream recorded from BBC HD, DVB-S || mplayer
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| AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ || 2210.788 MHz || 1028504kB || 2.6.23.15-80.fc7 || mpeg2video / mpg || 1920x1080 || 14593 kb/s || US Cable QAM256 Source
 
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| AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual Core Processor BE-2350 || 2100.000 MHz || 1811868kB || 2.6.23-chw-4 || h264 / ts || 1280x1080 || 5467 kb/s || luxe.hd.ateme.ts / Core0 at 85% Core1 at 70%. Most other files at 50% each or less. KnoppMyth R5.5 || Mplayer
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| AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ || 2500.000 MHz || 2835624kB || 2.6.25.11-97.fc9.x86_64 || h264 / ts || 1920x1088 || 19517 kb/s || premiere-paff.ts from http://x264.nl/h.264.samples/?dir=./
 
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| AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ || 2200.000 MHz || 1035636kB || 2.6.22-14-generic || h264 / mkv || 1280x720 || 3639 kb/s || Episode of Journeyman || mplayer
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| AMD Athlon(tm) Dual Core Processor 4850e || 2500.000 MHz || 1802372kB || 2.6.26-1-amd64 || h264 / mpg || 1280x720 || 4171 kb/s || Output from HD-PVR.  HDNet concert footage. CPU++ profile. NVIDIA driver 173.14.09 on 7050PV based onboard video.
 
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| AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ || 2210.788 MHz || 1028504kB || 2.6.23.15-80.fc7 || mpeg2video / mpg || 1920x1080 || 14593 kb/s || US Cable QAM256 Source || Internal
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| AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ || 2600.000 MHz || 1002048kB || 2.6.22-14-generic || h264 / mkv  || 1280x688 || N/A kb/s || Skipping forward / backward is difficult because Internal player is unable to properly parse MKV.
 
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| AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual Core Processor BE-2400 || 2300.000 MHz || 1814208kB || 2.6.23.12 || h264 / ts || 1920x1088 || 19517 kb/s || premiere-paff.ts from http://x264.nl/h.264.samples/?dir=./ || mplayer
 
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| AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ || 2500.000 MHz || 2835624kB || 2.6.25.11-97.fc9.x86_64 || h264 / ts || 1920x1088 || 19517 kb/s || premiere-paff.ts from http://x264.nl/h.264.samples/?dir=./ || Internal
 
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| AMD Athlon(tm) Dual Core Processor 4850e || 2500.000 MHz || 1802372kB || 2.6.26-1-amd64 || h264 / mpg || 1280x720 || 4171 kb/s || Output from HD-PVR.  HDNet concert footage. CPU++ profile. NVIDIA driver 173.14.09 on 7050PV based onboard video. || Internal
 
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| AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ || 2600.000 MHz || 1002048kB || 2.6.22-14-generic || h264 / mkv  || 1280x688 ||  N/A kb/s || Skipping forward / backward is difficult because Internal player is unable to properly parse MKV. || Internal
 
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| AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-53 || 800.000 MHz || 894552kB || 2.6.27-9-generic || h264 / ts || 1440x1080 || 18671 kb/s || BBC HD TS TEST file http://x264.nl/h.264.samples/, smooth playback for a few seconds than it stops and than smooth playback for a few seconds etc... with mplayer tweak at the top of the page the playback is error free with "-vo x11" and very smooth || Mplayer
 
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Revision as of 21:50, 19 April 2009

Playback of HD content - User Reports

This page is for playback reports regarding High Definition Content. This page will serve as a resource for users in selecting hardware for their MythTV systems.

h.264 samples of various resolutions that are often difficult to play can be found at http://x264.nl/h.264.samples/. Find the file that is most taxing to play while still playing smoothly and run the script on this page with it.

To remove all filtering and turn on any available multithreaded playback, use the following mplayer line:

mplayer -fs -zoom -quiet -vo xv -monitoraspect 16:9 -lavdopts threads=2:fast:skiploopfilter=all -sws 0 %s

How to produce information for this page

Paste the following into a file (eg, hdplayback.sh), chmod +x the file, and run it on a file known to play back perfectly on a given system (eg, ./hdplayback.sh moviefile.mkv). It will produce an output file called hdreport.txt. hdreport.txt is in wiki format. Edit this page, find the most suitable position in the table to place the data (by CPU spec), and paste the output there. Edit the "Comments" section to share any special command line needed to get the program to play smoothly.

This script requires ffmpeg to run properly. For Matroska files, mkvtoolnix is also required. Some types of files do not report accurate information. Check the output for missing fields and fill in as necessary.

#!/bin/bash
#
# Script to generate wiki formatted HD Playback report.  Only
# run this on files that play back smoothly!
#

CPUNAME=`cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep "model name" | sed -e 's/model name\t: //' | head -n 1 | sed -e 's/\t/ /'`
CPUMHZ=`cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep "cpu MHz" | sed -e 's/cpu MHz//' | sed 's/ *//g' | sed 's/\t*://' | head -n 1`
MEMTOTAL=`cat /proc/meminfo |grep MemTotal | sed 's/MemTotal//' | sed 's/ *//g' | sed 's/\t*://' | head -n 1`
KERNEL=`uname -r`
COMMENTS="No Comments."
RESOLUTION=`ffmpeg -i "$1" 2>&1 | grep Video | head -n 1 | awk '{ print $6 }' | sed -e 's/,//'`
FORMAT=`ffmpeg -i "$1" 2>&1 | grep Video | head -n 1 | awk '{ print $4 }' | sed -e 's/,//'`
BITRATE=`ffmpeg -i "$1" 2>&1 | grep bitrate: | awk '{ print $6 }'`
EXTENSION=`basename "$1" | awk -F . '{print $NF}' | tr 'A-Z' 'a-z'`
if [ "$EXTENSION" = "mkv" ]; then {
	MKVSECONDS=`mkvinfo "$1" | grep Duration | awk '{ print $4}' | sed 's/s//' | awk -F . '{ print $1 }'`
	MKVSIZE=`mkvinfo "$1" | grep Segment, | awk '{ print $4}'` 
	MKVBITRATE="$[ ( ($MKVSIZE * 8) / ($MKVSECONDS ) / 1000 ) ]"
	BITRATE=$MKVBITRATE
	}
else echo "Not a Matroska File, continuing." 
fi
echo -n "Player used to watch video? (Mplayer, Xine, Internal, Other): "
read PLAYER

echo "|-" > hdreport.txt
echo "| $CPUNAME || $CPUMHZ MHz || $MEMTOTAL || $KERNEL || $FORMAT / $EXTENSION || $RESOLUTION || $BITRATE kb/s || $COMMENTS || $PLAYER" >> hdreport.txt
echo "|-" >> hdreport.txt

echo "Thank you!  Please paste the following into the wiki page at: http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php?title=HD_Playback_Reports"
cat hdreport.txt

User Reported Data

Please include reports for MythTV only. Reports for mplayer, vlc or any other media player are unhelpful and belong in the wikis of the respective project.

Intel Processors

Processor Type Processor Speed Memory Total Kernel Video Codec / Container Resolution Bitrate Comments
Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 2400.000 MHz 4050584kB 2.6.22-14-generic mpeg2video / mpg 1920x1080 12403 kb/s 1080i Television Playback.
Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz 3000.000 MHz 8186900kB 2.6.24-19-generic h264 / mpg 1920x1080 13404 kb/s HD-PVR Output, Max Bitrate

AMD Processors

Processor Type Processor Speed Memory Total Kernel Video Codec / Container Resolution Bitrate Comments Media Player
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3600+ 2000.000 MHz 899584kB 2.6.24.7-desktop-1mnb h264 / ts 1440x1080 19361 kb/s BBC HD Freesat, DVB-S (Deblocking disabled)
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ 2210.788 MHz 1028504kB 2.6.23.15-80.fc7 mpeg2video / mpg 1920x1080 14593 kb/s US Cable QAM256 Source
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ 2500.000 MHz 2835624kB 2.6.25.11-97.fc9.x86_64 h264 / ts 1920x1088 19517 kb/s premiere-paff.ts from http://x264.nl/h.264.samples/?dir=./
AMD Athlon(tm) Dual Core Processor 4850e 2500.000 MHz 1802372kB 2.6.26-1-amd64 h264 / mpg 1280x720 4171 kb/s Output from HD-PVR. HDNet concert footage. CPU++ profile. NVIDIA driver 173.14.09 on 7050PV based onboard video.
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ 2600.000 MHz 1002048kB 2.6.22-14-generic h264 / mkv 1280x688 N/A kb/s Skipping forward / backward is difficult because Internal player is unable to properly parse MKV.