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

Mike Carron jmcarron at gmx.com
Thu Feb 14 16:11:35 UTC 2019


On 2/14/19 7:52 AM, Peter Bennett wrote:
>
>
> 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.
>
> Peter
>
Personally I'm still using 0.27 on Ubuntu 14.04 for those systems 
dedicated to TV watching only. I haven't encountered anything that would 
make me want to upgrade. If it ain't broke...

mike



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