[mythtv-users] alternate profile for Videos that won't play using VDPAU

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 06:03:46 UTC 2011

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 6:35 PM, Glen <glen.hawksworth at bigpond.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-11-08 at 17:54 +1300, Nick Rout wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 5:44 PM, Glen <glen.hawksworth at bigpond.com> wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> > I have an NVidia Ion2 frontend in my lounge and some of my downloaded
>> > videos don't play properly when using VDPAU. They go all blocky.
>> >
>> > So far I have tried switching to the "Slim" profile (not the "VDPAU
>> > Slim") and it plays perfectly.
>> >
>> > I know you used to be able to have a selectable alternate video player
>> > (VLC, MPlayer, etc.) but is there a way to select an alternate profile
>> > for videos that don't play correctly? Other than manually going into the
>> > playback settings, of course.
>> leftfield< are the downloaded videos all a particular resolution that
>> none of the OK videos are? If so set up a profile where all videos of
>> that resolution go to a non vdpau playback method?
> I had thought of that and I haven't checked the resolution yet.
> I had hoped that there would be a way to just play individual videos
> using a different profile rather than forcing all videos of the same
> resolution to use a lesser profile.
> However, it's not like they are a high def resolution so it probably
> doesn't matter.

Only way i can really think of is to set up a custom script that

1. runs a mysql command line to change the playback settings
2. runs the video via mythavtest %s
3. runs a mysql script to change the playback settings back to your default.

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