[mythtv-users] XvMC and libmpeg2 to be dropped in 0.25

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Fri Dec 3 18:19:19 UTC 2010

On Dec 3, 2010, at 1:12 PM, nospam312 wrote:

>> libmpeg2 - A high proportion of problems reported to us can be traced
>> back to libmpeg2, we want MythTV to be as stable as possible and the
>> advantages of libmpeg2 are outweighed by the negatives. Like XvMC, it
>> complicates the code in ways that make it harder to maintain.
> If you remove libmpeg2 does that mean we can't playback any mpeg2
> based recording - e.g. Freeview in the UK?
> It seems you are removing a core feature of MythTV?

We're not that insane.

> Can you explain what libmpeg2 does?

Its an alternative mpeg2 decoding engine to the primary ffmpeg one.

> If I have an oldish machine without VDPAU does this mean I can no
> longer playback any recordings?

No. The ffmpeg decoding engine will continue to work just fine.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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