[mythtv-users] BBC HD h264 how to handle

Rudy Zijlstra mythtv at grumpydevil.homelinux.org
Fri Nov 16 01:09:39 UTC 2007

Neil Dunbar wrote:
> 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.
Take a look at the "ffmeg sync" thread on myth-dev to read up on the 
recent status.


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