[mythtv-users] Proposal for updatng ffmpeg in Mythtv 0.21

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 22:54:25 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 10:26 AM, Matthew Grant<matthewgrant5 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> I would like to do this to support the DVB-T we have here in New
> Zealand.  This would also be helpful for Norway as well.
> Scenario is that the VGPDAU backport really isn't enough to do
> everything properly.  Updating the MtyhTV 0.21 to the lastest FFMPEG
> and adding LATM AC3 support would be a good idea.  I am running an
> older AMD64x2 Shuttle with a 4400 CPU, 1MB cache per core, with an ATI
> 9250 AGP card.  My trials with MythTV 0.21 + fixes + patches  from
> Jacque Y Avenard's build of 0.21 indicate that the hardware is capable
> of full 1080p decode, but that it is bottlenecking on the single
> threaded H264 MP4 decode path in the FFMPEG libraries.
> I suspect that there is too much UI breakage in the SVN trunk MythTV
> code to make it usable for ordinary users.  I just want something
> stable that will work as I want my technophobic wife to be comfortable
> with it.
> My main query is has to port the latest FFMPEG into the MythTV0.21
> tree.  Once I have this done, I would like to work with Jacques on
> merging te patch with his code, and getting it to run properly on my
> limited but capable non-Nvidia hardware.

Jean-Yves has actually acheived a resync of ffmpeg into 0.21-fixes but
the devs asked him not to distribute it, preferring to see effort put
into finishing 0.22. There has been conversation on the mythtvnz
mailing list. http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/mythtvnz/386501.
 Whatever your view on the work JYA has done and the myth devs'
reaction to it, I think a resync of ffmpeg into 0.21-fixes is a dead
duck. I also think that there has been enough debate on the subject,
the only reason for this post is to draw your attention to the

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