[mythtv-users] Flash, VDPAU, MythNetVision and You

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Fri Dec 3 18:27:55 UTC 2010

On Dec 3, 2010, at 12:58 PM, Christopher Meredith wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 10:10 AM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> On Dec 3, 2010, at 9:07 AM, Richard Shaw wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 11:55 PM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> >> Okay, I've held out a few hours to see if anyone else would post
> >> first, but I can't resist. (Plus, about to head to bed).
> >>
> >> Adobe just posted a flash player 10.2 beta binary, with VDPAU support,
> >> and initial testing shows marginally > 0% cpu utilization playing back
> >> 1080p flash video.
> >>
> >> So all those ion boxes just got a lot more interesting (and the
> >> crystalhd got a bit less interesting at the same time). Should make
> >> mythnetvision a lot more usable for a fair number of people...
> >>
> >> I certainly plan to poke at it more Real Soon Now. Annoyed that they
> >> continue to let 64-bit support lag -- develop with 64-bit support in
> >> mind to begin with (or develop *only* on 64-bit), then 32-bit support
> >> is a piece of cake. Ugh. Anyway...
> >>
> >> http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/stagevideo.html
> >> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=adobe_linux_vdpau&num=1
> >
> > I assume since only 32-bit versions are available that I'll need the
> > 32-bit Nvidia libs on my 64-bit system?
> Yeah, I'd count on it. 64-bit browser can of course use the 32-bit
> plugin by way of nspluginwrapper, but once you're in the 32-bit
> plugin, everything it uses is going to need to be 32-bit too.
> I always install the binary NVIDIA drivers using the NVIDIA installer (rather than repackaged debs). I always choose to install the 32-bit compatibility libraries. I'm assuming that means I should be good to go for VDPAU-accelerated Flash using the 32-bit plugin and nspluginwrapper on an AMD64 browser, but I wanted to get confirmation. Does anyone else do this?

More or less, yes.[*] Generally, I avoid sullying my 64-bit systems
with 32-bit garbage, but oh well, its easy enough to purge them
once adobe get off their collective duff with proper 64-bit
support, and in the interim, I can have fun screwing around...

[*] In the Fedora case, I'll simply install the packaged 32-bit
nvidia libs and be all set. Fedora's multi-lib support is, imo,
significantly better than what you'll find in any debian-based

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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