[mythtv-users] vdpau worth it for hdtv?

Richard Morton richard.e.morton at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 20:01:01 UTC 2009

2009/11/14 Brad Templeton <brad+myth at templetons.com<brad%2Bmyth at templetons.com>

> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 11:35:11AM -0800, Yeechang Lee wrote:
> > Andre Newman <mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk> says:
> > > IMHO the ION is not doing VDPAU & MythTV any favours as it's not
> > > powerful enough to make MythTV HDTV look as it should
> >
> > I keep hearing that Advanced 2x (which the Ion isn't capable of
> > handling) is better than Temporal 2x (which the Ion can handle, and
> > which I use with my 8400GS), but yours is the strongest such statement
> > so far!
> I haven't found the difference to be as large as some people said.
> The main benefit is the reduced CPU load.   Right now there are downsides
> to VDPAU on an underpowered system -- the OSD will cause stutter in the
> video if you use any of the advanced deinterlacers even on 480i, at
> least as of 3 weeks ago.
> It also is less tolerant of errors in your recording which is an issue
> with stuff recorded off the air, and even some firewire recordings which
> do drop packets from time to time.

Very interesting observation; if others support this I think this is worth a
note in the wiki.
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