[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.

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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