[mythtv-users] vdpau failure

ryan patterson ryan.goat at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 14:48:27 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 9:14 AM, carl-magnus.bjorkell at pp.inet.fi
<carl-magnus.bjorkell at pp.inet.fi> wrote:
>>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'm curious. In what way did the higher resolutions fail? Did it log errors,
> fail silently, or simply show a black screen? I'm currently playing around with
> my 8400GS, and I can't get myth to show any of the test h264 clips that I've
> tried. Then again, I can't get the patched mplayer to work either...
> -Calle

When I used the 256MB card to play VDPAU at 720p and 1080i it would
generate a segmentation fault in mythfrontend.  It would spit out an
error something like "failed to create VDPAU buffers".  Hope that

Ryan Patterson

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