[vdr] vdpau experience

Malcolm Caldwell malcolm.caldwell at cdu.edu.au
Tue Oct 27 04:26:27 CET 2009

On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 12:05 +0100, Christian Tramnitz wrote:
> Theunis Potgieter wrote:
> > I reverted to older version of vdr-xineliboutput (20091013) where the
> > channel becomes garbage (green blocks) after a while when cropping is
> > enabled. I also see these green blocks when changing a channel. With
> > vdpau, when using streamdev-client with a bad wifi connection, vdpau
> > does not seem to get to correct it self gracefully like xxmc/xvmc+vlc
> > video output driver of xineliboutput. It becomes so bad that I have to
> > restart vdr-sxfe. vdpau doesn't seem to be production ready yet,
> > because I had it run for 18 hours and... well not in my opinion, I
> > will be reverting back to xxmc for now. This was all tested on SD
> > channels.
> To use the advantages of vdpau you don't necessarily need xineliboutput, 
> a lot of users have a better experience (especially stability) using the 
> vdr-xine-plugin.

Which is a shame for me, as I like xineliboutput's media player.
Unfortunatly the media player crashes xineliboutput when I use vdpau,
although I have not tried patching to the latest patch for xine-lib.

> Using the xine-post-plugins from xinelibout you have the best of both 
> worlds and can use cropping in combination with xine-ui.
> There is a very good (but german) howto here:
> http://www.vdrportal.de/board/thread.php?threadid=89920
> I guess most of the steps are self-explaining, if not just ask in this 
> thread and I'm sure you'll also get help in english!
> Best regards,
>     Christian
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