[mythtv-users] VA-API

Saul A. Peebsen userblues at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 29 00:02:08 UTC 2017

On Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:50:10 -0700
Jay Foster <jayf0ster at roadrunner.com> wrote:

> On 9/28/2017 3:24 PM, Saul A. Peebsen wrote:
> > The saga continues. I hooked up my TV set to the HDMI port. And
> > there I get no picture at all! Well, I get the menus, but as soon
> > as there is any video source played all I see is "Please Wait". I
> > can hear the sound, so there is playback. Just no picture. I tried
> > different video output methods, no difference.
> > Question: Is this because of my too new graphics hardware? I'm using
> > Intel 630, built into my new i7 7700k.
> > Or there is something gone haywire with my OS (Gentoo)? But MPV
> > plays fine, even with vaapi enabled.
> > Me scratching head.
> >  
> I have a frontend built with an Intel NUC 7I5BNH with Intel VGA
> Device 5926, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640.  I never got VAAPI working
> (I did not spend much time on it either) and just used OpenGL (I
> think that is what it is called).  Works fine.  I seem to remember
> the VAAPI driver not supporting that Intel video hardware.

My trouble is there is no video playback at all. Not with VAAPI, not
with OpenGL or with its variations (HQ, Slim). None works. I installed
Kodi for now. Kodi works with VAAPI.

Still would like to get MytTV working!

Cheers, Saul

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