[vdr] HD output from VDR

Chad Flynt hoochster at sofnet.com
Thu Jun 8 22:31:25 CEST 2006

In my testing I have found Xine is the only way to go, have not tried 
xineliboutput though.  But Softdevice back when I tried, I never could 
get it to do HDTV, the CPU load was too much or something.  But have not 
tried in a long time.  So maybe it has progressed. 

One thing I would like to ask of Niko, being as you seem to have the 
most experience heh!  Would you mind posting your xine command line on 
starting xine for VDR, and also would you care to share your 
xine/.config with us?  I would like to see if there are more tweaks I 
can get out of it. 

Thanks for anything.

Niko Mikkila wrote:

>On Thu, 08 Jun 2006 14:09:06 +0200
>Mikolaj Tutak <mtutak at nixz.net> wrote:
>>My goal is to setup VDR+Skystar2 DVB-S card to output signal on Radeon 
>>AGP card on DVI connector (for HDMI TV input). Desired resolution is 
>>1366x768 or 720p. I found siutable vdr-xine and vdr-sotdevice plugins. 
>>Which one is better for HD output? Probabbly softdevice is simpler and 
>>less complicated.  Which mode has best quality and performance - X11-XV, 
>>DirectFB, vidix? Maybe some one has reached similar goal and want to 
>>share his experience?
>There's also vdr-xineliboutput, which may be simpler than vdr-xine as
>in less patching required:
>Both xine-based plugins allow the use of Xine's tvtime deinterlacing
>plugins (Greedy2Frame and TomsMoComp), which are quite essential in
>your setup if you watch interlaced video (sports, news, ...).
>I don't know about softdevice, but generally X11/Xv is probably easiest
>to get going, and it should be almost as fast as Vidix
>in most cases. DirectFB will work fine too, if your card is supported.
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