[vdr] xine vdpau not working?

Simon Baxter linuxtv at nzbaxters.com
Sat Jan 9 21:16:07 CET 2010

> Theunis Potgieter Said:
> I think it is your card that is the problem
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VDPAU shows that is should support up to
> VP1, however if you look at mythtv's guide:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/VDPAU it starts only at series 8 and newer.
> It seems that your card can then only support xvmc for mpeg2 codec only. 
> :(
> Buy a a new 8400 GS (old brand model name but new architecture G98
> chip) as indicated here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_PureVideo

I've tried it in my production machine now, which has this card:
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400 GS (rev 
a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 3463
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
        Memory at ea000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        Memory at e8000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
        I/O ports at b000 [size=128]
        [virtual] Expansion ROM at eb000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [68] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ 
Count=1/1 Enable-
        Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
        Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
        Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information <?>
        Kernel driver in use: nvidia
        Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nvidia

And while vdpau does work now, I get little CPU improvement (drops from ~60% 
under xv to ~45% on vdpau), there's some tearing during action scenes and 
some image freezing for a few seconds when switching from live TV to 
recordings which I've had to "kill" on occasion.

Currently I only have SD content to watch and my Sony Bravia 32V only 
supports up to 1360x668.  Any point using vdpau?

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