[mythtv-users] TBS2603 HDMI to Ethernet h.265

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Sat Dec 22 16:57:28 UTC 2018


On Sat, 22 Dec 2018 08:36:20 -0600, you wrote:

>
>On 2018-12-21 8:22 p.m., Stephen Worthington wrote:
>> On Fri, 21 Dec 2018 14:33:12 -0600, you wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I have a TBS2603, which is working very well for me. If I switch it to
>>> send h.265 instead if h.264, I get a black screen. Does MythTV 29 not
>>> support h.265 video in yet?
>>>
>>> Gerald
>> If you are using an Nvidia card with VDPAU, then you may need to
>> create a profile that will play H.265 using the CPU to decode.  MythTV
>> does not yet support H.265 GPU decoding, although I think I saw a
>> message where the dev doing the video decoding was looking at
>> implementing it in v30.  And older Nvidia cards do not do H.265
>> either.  You do need a decent CPU to do H.265 decoding also.  I do not
>> know if the decoding code is multithreaded - if it is not, then you
>> need a fast CPU rather than multicore, as only one core will be used.
>> _______________________________________________
>
>I'm using Kodi as a frontend (more wife friendly). It has an nVidia 
>1050, I believe. I've played h265 videos on Kodi, so I assumed the 
>backend was the issue here.
>
>Gerald

Kodi does have H.265 support for using Nvidia GPUs, if the video
chipset is late enough to do H.265 acceleration.  Mythfrontend does
not have that support yet.


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