[mythtv-users] VDPAU for flash video

Calvin Harrigan charriglists at bellsouth.net
Tue May 17 18:57:51 UTC 2011

On 5/16/2011 7:42 PM, Kingsley Turner wrote:
> On 16/05/11 05:56, jedi wrote:
>> On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 08:05:59PM +0200, Josu Lazkano wrote:
>>> Hello list, I am using my HTPC to watch satellite channels and some HD
>>> videos with VDPAU.
>>> I want to try to watch some flash video from mythbrowser. Is it
>>> possible to get hardware acceleration for flash videos?
>>      Yup. Just run the latest version of Flash.
>>      However, this requires using features in Flash and it's the webmaster
>> of the relevant website that's in control of that. So whether or not this
>> will work out is mostly dependent on the website itself.
>> [deletia]
>>       If you want to use Flash, you're probably better off with a faster
>> machine that can handle decoding Flash in software.
> Amen to that last point.  With NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-260.19.44 driver, and the
> latest flash, I get persistent screen corruption when using
> hardware-accelerated flash.  Even killing off all the 'npviewer.bin' etc.
> didn't fix it.  It looked like some kind of colour-overlay thing problem - I
> got a rectangle of corruption where ever the flash plugin had been
> operating.  Basically I had to restart X to get video behaving again.
> Telling flash to disable hardware acceleration "fixed" it.
> So I'm not saying don't do it, just that YMMV.
I've seen this as well, though switching to a different console and back 
usually clears up the issue.  Like you I've had to disable the hardware 
acceleration.  Wish it would work though, would come in handy for 
huludesktop and boxee HD streams.

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