[mythtv-users] Just how great can VDPAU be?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Dec 1 02:38:45 UTC 2008

On Nov 30, 2008, at 6:33 PM, Steve Heistand wrote:

> so for kicks I updated to the latest trunk, installed the
> beta nvidia drivers and compiled in the vdpau options.
> aside from a bit of an issue compiling the latest hdpvr
> stuff all went well. But that aside since everything worked
> just fine before without vdpau how will I know/notice
> the supposed advantage of using vdpau?

You have to choose to use the VDPAU playback settings to use them. top  
will show you about 5% cpu usage when playing back content with it.  
Since you are using svn, you're also following the -dev and -commit  
lists, so you already know this.

> as a side note my favored theme (project greyhem)
> in the latest build is not so good anymore. though
> the other themes have issues as well. mostly the
> browse videos area..
> not so much a question here but a comment...

Yes, all 3rd party themes that are not explicitly updated to work with  
the new UI will be horribly broken in unforseen ways. Use one of the  
themes that gets updated with UI changes. Since you're using svn, that  
must mean you are following the -dev and -commit lists so you already  
know which ones those are.


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