[mythtv-users] directfb?

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Wed Mar 21 09:35:38 UTC 2007

On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 03:07:17PM -0400, Rich West wrote:
> I pulled down the latest ATrpms for FC5 (yes, yes.. I need to upgrade to
> FC6 at some point) and noticed it pulled down directfb, too.

Yes, but not as a direct dependency of mythtv, but as a dependency of
mplayer. mythtv needs to be rebuilt for switching to directfb.

> So.. let me ask.. What's the benefit of using directfb?  Is it less
> memory intensive and provide better overall performance?  Does it
> eliminate the need for running X?  Does it complicate things?

All yes. ;)

> I'm driving only TV's (not desktop computing with my FE's), which is
> what caused the spark in my curiosity...

If your mythtv box looks more like an embedded device (low on RAM)
then directfb is interesting for you. Otherwise probably not.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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