[mythtv] mpeg4 H.264 over dvb in UK

Mark Buechler mark.buechler at gmail.com
Sat May 27 22:01:49 UTC 2006

I just tried this and though it works, it takes more CPU than using CoreAVC.

Has anyone managed to decode h264 HD content within Linux in real time?

- Mark.

On 5/27/06, Mark Kendall <mark.kendall at gmail.com> wrote:
> Neither channel will play though - the ffmpeg decoder isn't happy with the
> h.264 stream. Looks like every ffmpeg based solution fails (e.g vlc,
> mplayer etc). I've only managed to decode with one Windows app on my work
> laptop (at 3 fps!) and I'm not even close to understanding the h264 codec
> enough to  debug it...
> For those of you interested, I've managed to get some streams playing
> using mplayer.
> I used the latest cvs versions of both ffmpeg and mplayer with the
> following patch applied to ffmpeg:-
> http://students.washington.edu/lorenm/src/x264/ffh264_mbaff.0.diff
> Quality appears to be pretty good but I'd guess I'm only getting 12-15 fps
> (Ahtlon XP3000+, 1 Gig RAM, FX6200). Trying to get vlc up and running now
> but applying the patch directly to the mythtv source doesn't work as yet.
> Mark
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