[mythtv-users] vdpau failure

Paul Kendall paul at kcbbs.gen.nz
Fri Dec 5 03:57:12 UTC 2008

On Friday 05 December 2008 02:01:54 ryan patterson wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 4:05 AM, Seth Daniel <mythtv.org at sethdaniel.org> 
> > I can play 720p content on my 256M card through the frontend, but I
> > cannot play 1080i content through the frontend.  However the 1080i
> > content will play when I use the 'mythtv' player.
> >
> > I know some people are wondering about what will play with a 256M card
> > and what won't.
> Some more results:  I tried a 8400 GT 256MB card and could only get
> 480i to play through VDPAU (even that didn't work sometimes) 720p and
> 1080i would not work at all.  I upgraded to a 9400 GT 512Mb card and
> now I can play everything (480i, 720p and 1080i).  All my tested were
> done with H.264 captured from a HD-PVR.  I have not tried any mpeg-2.

I too have a 8400GS and If I use KDE4 desktop I cannot play anything. If I
switch to a simple window manager, xfce, then I can play anything. So, it
seems very much dependent on what window manager you use and how 
much graphics memory is being used.


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