[mythtv-users] v30 can anyone tell me is it worth upgrading?

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 15:52:32 UTC 2019

On 2/13/19 10:19 PM, Stephen Worthington wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:43:43 +1000, you wrote:
>> v30 can anyone tell me is it worth upgrading?
>> I've looked through the release notes and cannot see anything that is
>> compelling to upgrade.
>> https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Release_Notes_-_30
>> and this actually looks like a negative (although I tend to steer away from
>> H.265 content)
>> *Hardware accelerated H.265/HEVC decoding with VDPAU is not available any
>> more for Nvidia users.
>> Happy to have my view persuaded
>> Currently running v29 on ubuntu 16.04
>> Cheers,
>> Anthony
> What is your Nvidia card?  You are only going to lose H.265 decoding
> on it if it is a more recent one that actually does H.265 hardware
> decoding.  In my case, I have an Nvidia GT220, so it does not do H.265
> anyway.  But my CPU (AMD FX-4100 3.6 GHz quad core) is more than
> capable enough, so H.265 is fine.
FYI - H265/HEVC decoding with VDPAU is working again on master but you 
need NVIDIA driver at least version 410.


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