[vdr] Problem with fbxine and xine-plugin

Reinhard Nissl rnissl at gmx.de
Fri Feb 10 20:09:20 CET 2006


Stephan Loescher wrote:

>>> I use xine-plugin 0.7.6. It works fine when I use xine (X11) but my
>>> Celeron-500 is too slow. So I tried it with fbxine.

Release 0.7.7 will speed up xine-lib's MPEG start code scanner just like 
my recent patch did for VDR's cVideoRepacker, so maybe the situation 
improves when using VDR 1.3.42 and vdr-xine-0.7.7, which is to be 
released soon.

>>> But it seems that fbxine does not recognize the VDR-keys as xine does.
>> I doubt fbxine would be any faster than xine on X.org or XFree86.
>> Which graphics card do you have and do you have Xv enabled. 500 MHz Celeron
>> is perhaps a bit too slow for software decoding if you don't have XvMC
>> acceleration (in NVidia GeForce 4 MX and later) or some Matrox card
>> (G200 and later) with Vidix output used in Xine.
> The graphics card is an onboard ATI 3D Rage LT Pro AGP-133.
> Do I have to explicitly enable Xv?
> In the xorg-logfile there only these two line about Xv:
> (II) Loading extension XVideo
> (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
> xdpyinfo lists XVideo as an extension.
> Do I have to start xine with a special option to use Xv?

Xv should be the default (although I got a report today which uses 
opengl for any reason), but you may want to "force" it by "-V xv".

You may also want to try "-V xvmc" which should make use of 
"XVideo-MotionCompensation". Another try would be "-V xxmc" which 
supports eXtended Xvideo Motion Compensation but falls back to xvmc if 
your hardware doesn't support it.

As you reported: fbxine currently lacks support for a configurable 
key<=>xine-event mapping. The current mapping is hard coded in fbxine 
(see xine-ui/src/fb/keys.c) and I didn't want to hard code further 34 
keys for VDR. But I've already provided the necessary 
"ACTID_EVENT_VDR_..." assignments (see xine-ui/src/fb/actions.[ch]), so 
it should not be that difficult to add a subset of the VDR keys for your 

You may also want to try directfb support, but I'm not used to it. I'm 
not sure whether you need a different frontend for directfb, e. g. 
something like dfbxine???

Dipl.-Inform. (FH) Reinhard Nissl
mailto:rnissl at gmx.de

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