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

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 21:37:39 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 2:52 AM, Eloy Paris <peloy at chapus.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 03, 2010 at 11:04:57AM -0700, Brian Wood wrote:
>> On Friday, December 03, 2010 10:34:14 am Steven Adeff wrote:
>> > Legacy hardware is an issue, but I wonder how many people are still
>> > using it? My headaches with XvMC led me to suck it up and buy better
>> > CPU's, then when VDPAU arrived, to buy hardware that supported that.
> [...]
>> I suspect many folks are like me, I keep pretty up to date with the main
>> backend machine, but I still have a couple of AGP boxes in use as
>> frontends. I've replaced one of them with a Revo (very happy with that),
>> but I don't want to spend $400 to make everything VDPAU capable right
>> now.
> This pretty much summarizes my situation -- I am (was, see below)
> depending on XvMC for one frontend that has an AGP bus and cannot decode
> HD in software.
> The XvMC migration has already started for some people -- Mythbuntu
> disabled compile-time XvMC support in the latest auto-build packages
> because of the number of crash reports that are apparently attributed
> to XvMC. There was no heads up of this change in the Mythbuntu packages
> because Mythbuntu developers assumed that there are few users using
> XvMC. I found out that XvMC support was gone when my frontend wouldn't
> playback anything.

can you tell me at what point this occurred?

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