[mythtv-users] VDPAU errors on ATI OpenGL playback profile

Igor Cicimov icicimov at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 06:50:05 UTC 2012

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 4:09 PM, Gary Buhrmaster
<gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 8:55 PM, Igor Cicimov <icicimov at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I wonder why am I seeing following VDPAU errors on ATI card?
> ....
> > Nov 15 15:36:29 mythtv mythfrontend[5612]: E CoreContext
> > mythrender_vdpau.cpp:343 (CreateDummy) VDPAU: No VDPAU device
> Because VDPAU is a nVidia only proprietary API.

Exactly my point.

> The message
> "No VDPAU device" is the hint.  ATI has their own proprietary API,
> but the only support for HW decoding with ATI cards in MythTV is
> via the VAAPI API, although your mileage will vary as to how well
> it works (some people have had success, others not so much; the
> list archives have the reports).

Hence my question since I can see myth detecting my ATI Radeon card :) Not
a big deal just wondering why would this happen.

> Gary
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