[mythtv-users] vdpau worth it for hdtv?

Johnny jarpublic at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 20:11:01 UTC 2009

> 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.

I only use SD video and I have never seen any stutter with the OSD.

> 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.

I only use PVR-150 recordings and I haven't had any issues, but I
can't speak for ATSC recordings.

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