[mythtv-users] Playback problem with VDPAU

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Sep 17 15:32:37 UTC 2011

On 09/17/2011 10:25 AM, Josu Lazkano wrote:
> Hello, thanks for the reply. I just change the playback profile to
> cpu+, but I am having more stops on the playback.

Don't use any of the CPU+ ,CPU++ or CPU-- Playback Profile groups.  They 
have been removed from development MythTV because they're just plain bad 
ideas.  They depend on old and bad ways of decoding the video--using 
XvMC or PVR-350 decoder.

Instead, you should use Slim as the "try to get things working" Playback 
Profile group (since it's the simplest--and is basically what MythTV 
used before we had Playback Profiles) or one of the VDPAU Playback 
Profile groups (if your video card supports VDPAU).

So, since you're testing whether VDPAU decoding is the problem, try 
Slim.  Note, though, that Slim presumes that you have a CPU capable of 
decoding and deinterlacing in software (so won't work for an Atom user 
who's trying to decode HDTV recordings, for example).


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