[mythtv-users] No Video playing Bluray rip (VC-1) video

Rett D. Walters rettw at rtwnetwork.com
Wed Aug 11 17:55:09 UTC 2010

Eric Sharkey wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 10:37 PM, Rett D. Walters <rettw at rtwnetwork.com> wrote:
>>  Mplayer does the same thing when using vdpau playback on the
>> files.
> Are you suggesting that mplayer works just fine when not using vdpau?
Actually - I am.  If I used VDPAU only for the video output device and 
let Mplayer choose the decoder (ffvc1 is what it comes up with) it 
works, albeit with high CPU (34%)

And, I just discovered today that if I specify the VDPAU VC1 code with 
-vc ffvc1vdpau it also works.  I think I might have misspelled the codec 
name in my previous  testing.

With mythtv, however, I get sound but no video.  I would like use the 
myth internal player for this as it handles refresh rate changes with my 
HDTV better.  Here is the mplayer command lines I am using that work 
outside of myth.:

 mplayer -vo vdpau -ao pulse -vc ffvc1vdpau 
(16% CPU)


mplayer -vo vdpau -ao pulse 
/mnt/nfs/rtwdata/multimedia/video/bluray_rips/book_of_eli.m2ts (mplayer 
chooses ffvc1 for the codec (non vdpau).
(34% CPU)


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