[mythtv-users] VDPAU update from the front lines, December 2008

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 02:38:39 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 3:14 PM, jmk <jmk at foofus.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-12-03 at 17:20 -0500, mikp wrote:
>> When i got the HD-PVR in October i read this thread to get the HD-PVR working with my 0.21-fixes.
>> http://mythtv.org/pipermail/mythtv-users/2008-October/235030.html
>> I have made hundreds of H.264 recordings with the HD-PVR and now its my primary
>> method of recording because of the quality (which compares to HD OTA ) and the fact that the encoding to H.264 is about 1/3 the size of comparable MPEG2.
> I'm happy to hear that HD-PVR support via the -fixes patches sounds
> pretty reliable. Have you experienced any crashes or other serious
> issues which could be attributed to these patches?
> I think I may order go ahead and order a HD-PVR and give this a shot. I
> was holding off to see if the "PVR Companion" would be a better option,
> but I'm gotten bored waiting for it to be released. ;) IIRC, that device
> will use MJPEG2000. Is the VDPAU stuff strictly for H.264 or would it
> provide the same benefits for MJPEG2000 content?

h264 and mpeg2.

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