[mythtv-users] VDPAU and poor ota signal

Matthew Zimmerman mzimmerman at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 16:22:01 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 11:11 AM, Kevin Johnson <dabears_rule at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I am considering upgrading my system to vdpau.  Problem is I sometimes get
> poor over the air signals.
> Anyone have any experience with this?  How does hardware encoding handle
> errors in the video signal?
> Should I forget it and stay with software encoding?
> Thanks
Possibly you meant hardware decoding?  With my signals dropping out, I
just get a blocky picture for a little.  Sometimes if the signal is
particularly bad, a 30 minute recording may only have about 5 minutes
of video.  These I just "delete and rerecord".
When I switched to digital sound, I don't get static anymore, but a
"buzz".  Even with the bad signals, VDPAU handles it just as good IMO,
I recommend the upgrade for sure.

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