[vdr] nvidia-vdr closed driver or open source?

Theunis Potgieter theunis.potgieter at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 13:12:00 CEST 2010


On 19 August 2010 12:55, martinez <martinez at embl.de> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I have an onboard nvidia 8200 graphics card, using vdr-1.7.15 connecting with xine  and using xv , not vdpau
> At the moment out of habit I am using the nvidia proprietary driver, but should I use the open source instead? Which one is likely to yield better performance in my setup?
>
> Cheers,
> Art

Even though vdpau is open source, nvidia's support for it is
propriety. To get any kind of acceleration would require the closed
source drivers.

Have a look here :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VDPAU
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_PureVideo



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