[mythtv-users] Need help with playing H.264 videos

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Feb 12 03:46:02 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 11 February 2009 20:40:20 Tom Lichti wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 9:17 PM, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com> 
> > Hi
> >
> > 2009/2/12 Marc Barrett <mnealbarrett at cox.net>:
> >> I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 530, with a 2.2Mhz
> >> core 2 duo.  I downloaded the test videos from the mythtv
> >> web page on the HD-PVR (the ones called 13.5.mpg and
> >> 10.mpg).  I was surprised that my system can't play them.
> >> I expected a 2.2Mhz core 2 duo to be able to do it.
> >
> > There has been report here several times, that even a 3GHz C2D will
> > have trouble playing those.
> My 2.0GHz Core2Duo with VDPAU plays back HD-PVR recordings without
> issue with a 9500GT card.

That's a good thing to know, I suspect a Commodore-64 with VDPAU would work OK 
as well, as it takes almost no CPU. It also makes the old standard PCI bus 
usable for video again.

Unfortunately this is a user's list, and a lot of folks would like to be able 
to run stable software, which I don't think VDPAU is classed as, yet.

But you are motivating me to plug in my 9500 card and play. Please keep 
testing :-)

beww at beww.org

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