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Tue Feb 7 20:30:30 CET 2012
On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 11:05 AM, fnu <vdr at auktion.hostingkunde.de> wrote:
>> - I haven't figured out how to enter fullscreen mode.
> Well, AFAIK this is mentioned in the README. There are a couple of
> switches/options for the plugin start, one of them is "-f" for full screen.
> An other one is "-d" for the correct display and "-x" to start xorg by the
> plugin. And no, there is no need for a display manager, I wonder where you
> got this information ... most of us do test the plugin on existing Linux
> desktop installtion, because there's quit a way to go ...
>From "vdr -h":
softhddevice (0.4.7) - A software and GPU emulated HD device
-a device audio device (fe. alsa: hw:0,0 oss: /dev/dsp)
-p device audio device (alsa only) for pass-through (hw:0,1)
-d display display of x11 server (fe. :0.0)
-f start with fullscreen window (only with window manager)
-g geometry x11 window geometry wxh+x+y
-x start x11 server
-s start in suspended mode
-w workaround enable/disable workarounds
no-hw-decoder disable hw decoder, use software decoder only
no-mpeg-hw-decoder disable hw decoder for mpeg only
alsa-driver-broken disable broken alsa driver message
See -f.. "only with window manager".. Also, with the -g option, what
is "wxh+x+y" supposed to mean exactly? wxh(resolution?)+x(x position
for top left corner of the window?)+y(y position of top left corner of
the window?)...? That's just a guess -- it should be made more clear
Also, if softhddevice can start an xserver, it should be able to do it
in fullscreen mode so I see no reason at all for windows manager
Btw, most of the users I know don't use a Linux desktop, they have
dedicated systems connected directly to their tv. I think it's good to
consider at least the most common setups.
> But VDPAU is IMHO closed to be ready for production use, but not VA-API or
> even XvBA ...
That's good news since I'm a VDPAU-only user. ;) I did want to build
an i5-based VDR test box just for fun though so eventually I do plan
on trying the other option.
> Since author "johns" AFAIK isn't dealing with this mailing list, you could
> place your questions here in this tread:
> Don't worry just post in english, you'll get the answer also in english. Or
> feel free to open a new one in english, you will get answers in english ...
Thanks, I just send him a private message providing a link to this
thread and asked that he read it when he has a few free minutes so I
don't have to copy&paste.
I do see some promise with this plugin and it's _great_ that one
finally exists which will offer different HW accelerated options, and
not require xine-lib.
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