[mythtv-users] Re : Is there a way to activate Video Acceleration API for Intel Ironlake (HD Graphics) on MythTV?

aaron memoryguy at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 20:32:55 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 16:24, Gavin Hurlbut <gjhurlbu at gmail.com> wrote:
> No you would not.  MythTV does not use mplayer, it uses an internal player,
> to which I plan to be adding VAAPI support RealSoonNow (TM).  In the context
> of MythTV, mplayer is not required for anything but (IIRC) playback of VCDs.
>  It may be useful as a stop-gap solution while I work on the frontend code,
> but it is not required.
> Just setting things straight.

Off topic for this thread, but I just wanted to extend a heart-felt
THANK YOU to all the developers who have worked over the years to make
the internal player what it is.

Time was I had MPlayer and Xine installed in order to play all the
myriad videos... DVDs, VCDs, SVCDs, plus various video file formats.
When I finally upgraded my distro a few months ago I ignored Xine
entirely and even forgot to install MPlayer for a while. It wasn't
until I tried to play some random file from the command prompt that I
discovered it was missing.

Anyway, thanks!

Now back to your regularly-scheduled ranting and raving :D


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