[mythtv-users] VDPAU poor playback - stuttering with mythvideo and internal player

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 18:01:53 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Greg Oliver <oliver.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 10:33 AM, Phil Wild <philwild at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2010/1/19 Phil Wild <philwild at gmail.com>:
>> Hi all,
>> WHen I play this video in mythtv, the cpu goes up to 114% for
>> mythfrontend. This is not what I would expect if vdpau is doing what
>> it is supposed to do...
>> I tried the vdpaubuffersize setting and it made no difference. I also
>> set it down to 20 to see if it made a difference and it didn't
>> I installed mplayer and vlc and both also struggled to play this video file.
>> I have also tested my NFS performance (file is on an NFS server) and
>> achieve close to 300mbit between the hosts. Just to be sure, I also
>> played the file from a local hard drive on my frontend and still
>> exoperienced poor playback.
>> vdpau does not seem to be able to play this video file.
>> I am now in the process of transcoding the file with ffmpeg.
> If I transcode it into 4.0 AVC instead of 5.1, vdpau plays it
> perfect...  Same audio format as the original..  Same video options as
> well (well all of the same shared by both I guess)..

NM - put the wrong version on the FE..  I put the "almost CBR" version
out there, and it failed miserably still  :)


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