[vdr] xine vdpau not working?

Jukka Tastula poltsy at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 05:58:11 CET 2010


On Saturday 09 January 2010 03:58:49 Simon Baxter wrote:

> But VDR doesn't work as well as under xv.  It's slower changing channels
>  and watching (SD) recordings freezes things for a few seconds.  Also, the
>  quality is actually worse - during "action scenes" objects seem to be a
>  bit jerky and have "lines" momentarily.  Only advantage, under vdpau the
>  cpu sits at about 40%, where under xv it sits 50-70%.
> 
> Any thoughts?

I had the same kind of issues you describe (bad frame rate, high cpu load, 
tearing, picture freezing for a long while etc) and only fix I found was to 
disable the composite extension in Xorg. You can do it simply by adding 

Section "Extensions"
  Option         "Composite" "Disable"
EndSection

to xorg.conf. This will make it impossible to use the hud osd so expect some 
hideous scaling artifacts, but the cpu load stays well under 10% on a Sempron 
LE-1250 clocked at 1.8GHz and frame rates are smooth with no tearing.



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