[mythtv-users] BBC HD h264 how to handle
neil.dunbar at pobox.com
Thu Nov 15 09:18:54 UTC 2007
On Wednesday 14 November 2007 23:57:49 Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 11/14/2007 11:38 AM, Neil Dunbar wrote:
> > ISTR that the BBC H.264 stream has some features which are only supported
> > by the latest and greatest ffmpeg - probably later than most distros are
> > using. So it might just me a case of waiting for the upgrade cycle to
> > take care of it, or building ffmpeg from SVN and being brave.
> Myth doesn't use the system-installed ffmpeg libs. It has its own
> customized versions.
In that case, there's even less likelihood of having PAFF and all the other
H.264 goodness as part of 0.20.2 - which would mean that BBC HD streaming
might have to wait a bit longer.
But I don't think that there's anything fundamentally wrong with MythTV such
that it won't display LiveTV from BBC HD. Probably just a combination of
slightly older ffmpeg and the fact that decoding HD H.264 is a serious bitch
on computer load. One day, we might figure out how to use Nvidia's
proprietary H.264 acceleration extensions in the 7/8 series chips, but I'm
not holding my breath.
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