[vdr] new project - xine-vdpau

Magnus Hörlin magnus at alefors.se
Mon Dec 29 21:10:56 CET 2008


VDR User wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 12:57 PM, Magnus Hörlin <magnus at alefors.se> wrote:
>   
>> I'm very happy to say that I now run vdr-sxfe with vdpau! It's not
>> stable yet but what a great first effort. It actually works, including osd.
>>     
>
> Can you post your pc specs and what cpu usage is with/without using
> VDPAU?  Thanks!
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Well, starting from today (rev 126) this works really well. I'm playing 
some old vdr 1080i recordings from VOOM HD right now with my 4850e at 7% 
at 1GHz on an ASUS uATX board with an 8200 IGP. With xv the same clip 
averages at 70% at 2.5GHz (without deinterlacing) and there are many 
interruptions. 70%*2.5GHz/(7%*1GHz)=25. That means the GPU does the job 
of about 25 CPU's under these conditions. Not bad!
I'm not sure what deinterlacing is available with vdpau though. But my 
suggestion to people looking for new hardware is: buy a mobo with nvidia 
8/9-series IPG and a cheap CPU and start testing. Let's hope Intel start 
allowing HDMI on Atom boards soon, that would be ideal.

Happy new year to all vdr users and developers,
/Magnus H




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