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