[vdr] xineliboutput + vdpau not ready for prime time

Tony Houghton h at realh.co.uk
Mon Jan 19 18:40:44 CET 2009


On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 18:26:22 +0100
Gerald Dachs <vdr at dachsweb.de> wrote:

> Am Mon, 19 Jan 2009 17:03:34 +0000
> schrieb Tony Houghton <h at realh.co.uk>:
> 
> > What graphics card/chip have you got? AFAIK xvmc/xxmc only works on
> > NVidias up to 7x00 and VDPAU is for 8x00 and newer. If your CPU usage
> > dropped significantly with VDPAU it sounds like you didn't actually
> > have xxmc working, just plain xv.
> 
> I have an onboard Geforce 8200. CPU usage with xv was 27%, with xxmc
> 22% and with vdpau 7% max. You could be right that xxmc is in reality xv,
> because the usage is not very constant, so it could be the same CPU
> usage. Anyway, before I could use xv without this hick ups.

I'm fairly sure xvmc (which xxmc is based on) isn't supported on Nvidia
8x00 and newer. 20-30% CPU usage isn't much problem, so as you aren't
receiving HD anyway I'd stick with stable drivers, ffmpeg and xine etc
until VDPAU is known to be stable.

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