[mythtv-users] High X CPU usage with 8400GS

Nick F nikos.f at gmail.com
Thu May 28 16:38:33 UTC 2009

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 11:03 AM, Jim Stichnoth <stichnot at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 8:43 AM, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Did you create a VDPAU playback profile ?
> >
> > Unless you do, you're not using VDPAU
> I know that I'm not using VDPAU yet.  I'm just surprised that under
> non-VDPAU conditions, this VDPAU-capable 8400 card causes so much CPU
> load compared to the 7200 card.  I'm wondering if this is related to
> the fact that the 8400 is a PCI version -- maybe the CPU is maxed out
> by sending the decoded 720p video stream over the PCI bus, which
> presumably wouldn't happen when VDPAU is doing the decoding.
I have a 8400GS PCI card (that I use with an Atom 330 system).  Using VDPAU
works wonderfully for Blu-rays, HD and SD.  It looks terrible with using
anything other than VDPAU for me though.
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