[mythtv-users] AMD and VA-API status

Govindarajan govind.rajan at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 19:45:04 UTC 2011

Any word on de-interlacing and picture controls on AMD fglrx side of
things? I know it does support vc-1, but I may be wrong. Is this
feature one of the stoppers for 0.25?


On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 7:30 AM, Mark Kendall <mark.kendall at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 14 October 2011 18:55, Govindarajan <govind.rajan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I did try the guide just before posting on this list. Followed the
>> guide but got a blank screen and a high pitched noise as output. I
>> could give it a try once more but the key issue is that the custom
>> player would only work with video files and not TV. So the solution
>> still is only 50% of what I would like. I have decided to wait until
>> vaapi is stable. I have slapped a nvidia card in the system and it is
>> now working great. But the noise and power consumption has gone up,
>> which is what I wanted to avoid in the first place.
> I just had another test with VAAPI on my master backend with an Intel
> chipset. After adding the x-swat/Ubuntu-X ppa to my repositories and
> pulling in some newer libva code, VAAPI seems to be stable again in
> master.
> So the moral of the story seems to be - make sure you have the latest
> drivers and libraries.
> Still no VC-1, deinterlacing or picture controls though.
> regards
> Mark
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