[vdr] vdr-xine vidixfb "best output"

Niko Mikkila nm at phnet.fi
Fri Sep 23 14:47:35 CEST 2005

On Thu, 22 Sep 2005 17:47:31 +0100
Tony Houghton <h at realh.co.uk> wrote:

> It could be interlacing. What graphics card have you got? Only certain
> Matrox cards can handle interlacing correctly.

Yes, for TV-out. They also have hardware deinterlacing for VGA output
(don't know if any drivers support it besides the old syncfb). However,
it is done with a BOB algorithm, which is not nearly as good as Tvtime's
Greedy2Frame on Xine.

> If you've got a
> fast CPU (ISTM you need about 1.5GHz or better) try enabling xine's
> deinterlace filter.

For PAL resolutions Greedy2Frame works fine on a 600 MHz Athlon
with cheap_mode set to 1 or 2. Motion is very fluid and progressive material
like movies are sharper than on a TV -- without flicker.


Niko Mikkilä

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