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

Tom Lichti redpepperracing at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 04:14:24 UTC 2009

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 10:46 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> 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>
> wrote:
>> > 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 :-)

Just trying to provide a data point, nothing more, nothing less. Sorry
for trying to help.


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