[vdr] [OT] vdr and HDTV what's working (and not)?

Tony Houghton h at realh.co.uk
Mon Sep 5 22:27:17 CEST 2005


In <431C9E69.8040306 at prybil.se>, Tomas Prybil wrote:

> We have now a working HDTV feed here no by the polar bears ;)
> Canal+ have a channel named "Canal+ More HD" that sends a couple of 
> films every night.
> 
> I've seen some threads in the past trying to get a working setup. Maybe 
> you all have working solutions, but I'm still trying to get something 
> working.
> 
> Right now the status for me is as follows.
> Kernel 2.6.12 with matrox G450 and fb device
> budget card with CI
> vdr-1.3.31
> Which gives me a working recording setup.
> 
> I haven't yet been able to setup a working frontend for viewing (HD). 
> With fbxine/vidix and the xine-plugin i can watch normal feed perfectly 
> well but as soon as i switch to the HD feed the box goes boom. Not even 
> a smallest kernel panic or trace. The machine just looks up completely. 
> It's reproduceable with cmdline fbxine (fbxine 0.99.3) and a vdr file.
> 
> Viewing the vdr files with mplayer/vidix works OK but takes all CPU 
> cyles of a 3Ghz PIV. Would directfb make that any better?

ISTR reading that the Matrox hardware features usually used to
accelerate video playback can't cope with HDTV.

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TH * http://www.realh.co.uk



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