[vdr] xineliboutput OSD and playback problems

Alex Betis alex.betis at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 23:05:54 CET 2008


On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 3:04 PM, Antti Seppälä
<a.seppala+vdr at gmail.com<a.seppala%2Bvdr at gmail.com>
> wrote:

> 2008/12/1 Alex Betis <alex.betis at gmail.com>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Please advice how to configure xineliboutput in the best way...
> > I have 1.7.1 + ext64 patches, xineliboutput 1.0.3, nVidia card with
> latest
> > drivers.
> >
> > After many tests I have the following:
> > Using --hud gives best OSD I ever seen, but it shows only the OSD when
> the
> > output window is in focus and no playback. When I select another window
> > (loose focus), I see the playback, but this way I can't control it...
> >
>
> Reports about this pop-up occasionally so I'll try to clarify:
>
> You need a compositing window manager to see both the hud osd and
> video at the same time.
>
> I recommend xcompmgr because it can run in parallel to your normal
> window manager and serve the necessary compositing extensions as an
> addition. Of the compositing managers I've tried it also seems to be
> the fastest / least cpu intensive.
>
> So install xcompmgr and run:
> xcompmgr -n&
>
> prior to starting vdr-sxfe --hud
>
> You'll need to setup xorg.conf so that compositing is enabled. IOW you
> should have lines similar to following in you xorg.conf:
>
> Section "Extensions"
>    Option "Composite" "Enable"
> EndSection

Thanks alot! xcompmgr is definitely takes less than compiz that I've tried
to use.


>
>
> Concerning your other display issues (opengl osd etc.) I'd recommend
> trying without patched vdr and maybe latest version of xine-lib.

False alert, I guess I had left a remote session to HTPC from other
computer, so that caused high CPU usage.
Right now I've set with XV video and I have about 12-15% CPU with cheap
tvtime (mplayer mode) deinterlacing
and 18-20% CPU with non-cheap deinterlacing mode which in my opinion gives
best results I could find so far.

OpenGL takes about 2-3% more than that.
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