[mythtv-users] Problems with vdpau decoding HD content

Scott list-mythtv at bluecamel.eml.cc
Thu May 13 22:39:48 UTC 2010

On May 13, 2010, at 2:44 PM, Steven Adeff wrote:

> On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 1:14 AM, Scott <list-mythtv at bluecamel.eml.cc> wrote:
>> This is a general query to help me with my troubleshooting of a playback problem on my FE.
>> I have an ASRock 330 ION loaded with Mythbuntu 10.04 and the 0.23-fixes SVN 24572. The system uses the VDPAU Normal profile and is configured for 512MB of GPU RAM in BIOS.
>> Playback with both recorded 720p and 1080i (OTA ATSC from a HDHR) shows seems to run into a glitch. The show starts off fine and pausing, FF/RW, and commercial skip all work fine. At some point, usually 12-30 minutes, the video starts jumping and sometimes the audio too. I see "prebuffering pause" messages logged in mythfrontend.log.
>> To resolve the problem I have to reboot the system. To be sure, the following does NOT resolve the problem:
>> 1) pause/unpause the show
>> 2) stop/start playback again
>> 3) exit mythfrontned and start mythfrontend again
>> 4) exit X11 and start it again
>> Thoughts? Is anyone else having trouble with vdpau and HD recordings on 0.23?
> did you try the tips here:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/VDPAU#Troubleshooting?
> also make sure the frequency of your video output is "60"hz

I had not seen this page. I added the suggested xorg.conf settings and will retest. I did confirm that nvidia auto selected 1920x1080 at 60Hz which is correct for my TV.

Scott <catfather at donpoo.net>
AIM: BlueCame1

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