[vdr] Softdevice or Xine?
chakie at smultron.net
Mon Sep 26 14:06:07 CEST 2005
> There is also some information in Linuxtv.org VDR Wiki:
Thanks, I didn't know about that one. Good stuff.
> Xine has superior deinterlacing filters such as TomsMoComp and
> which is very important for video fluidity and quality. I have not
> Sofdevice development recently, but at least with Xine-plugin, the MPEG-2
> decoding and video display is separated from VDR to the Xine process. This
> should prevent VDR from crashing at decoding bugs (if there are any) and
> you can close Xine and X without worrying about VDR.
Well, as this is a dedicated VDR box without any keyboard, mouse or normal
VGA screen restarting Xine is the same as restarting the whole system. I
don't have a desktop where Xine will be running and where I can just
restart it, it's all on the same headless system.
Good deinterlace is of course important, especially with a projector that
natively wants a progressive signal.
> ATI's X drivers may give you some gray hairs, but I have heard they've
> better in the last year or so. Your system is powerful enough to handle
> software decoding and deinterlacing if you get XVideo working.
Heh, you expect us to see HDTV in Finland for a few years? Of course some
HDTV content is available through satellite and could be fun to play
with (still need to bite the gory tools and install a dish for that)... :)
Thanks for the feedback, it was much appreciated.
jan.ekholm at smultron.net
More information about the vdr