[mythtv] H.264 and mythtv

Simon Kenyon simon at koala.ie
Thu Sep 1 16:51:03 UTC 2005

On Thursday 01 September 2005 17:44, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Bernd Paysan wrote:
> >On Wednesday 31 August 2005 19:58, Isaac Richards wrote:
> >>On Wednesday 31 August 2005 01:48 pm, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> >>>MacOS X on top-of-the-line PPC is able to decode H.264 at
> >>>1080i at 24-30fps iff it's QuickTime H.264.  Similarly, Windows machines
> >>>have a hard time with QuickTime H.264, but perform much better with WMV
> >>>H.264. (Perhaps some optimization or even reverse-optimization for the
> >>>platform's preferred codec?)
> >>
> >>My 4400+ can play back Apple's 1080p (24fps) trailer for Serenity
> >>perfectly in Myth. =)  CPU useage is _very_ close to getting maxed out,
> >>though.
> >
> >The Serenity trailer isn't 1080 high. It's 1920 wide, but 2.35:1
> > (1920x816). Try the BBC trailer from Apple - that's really 1920x1080, 20%
> > more pixels.
> Interesting...
> >How do you start playback with Myth? MPlayer seems to have a H.264 bug,
> > when there's more than one megapixel.
> I'm guessing he's using MythVideo with the player set to Internal.  Just
> a guess because my Athlon XP 2000+ couldn't come close to playing it
> back.  :)

svn myth using internal player on a 2GHz pentium M will not play them (at all)
this is on a 1920x1200 screen

tried various samples on the apple site
all i get is a blank (or rather very dark blue screen)


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