Archive for the 'vdpau' Category

VDPAU and MythTV 0.21 Update

May 3rd, 2009

There have been a number of fixes and releases since my initial batch of VDPAU testing, so it was time for an update. The changes from the original test setup are as follows  Nvidia 185.19 Video driver mythtv 1:0.21.0+fixes-20453-openglvdpau-0ubuntu2 Jean-Yves has applied a number of fixed to his MythTV builds that have resolved many of [...]

VDPAU and MythTV 0.21

March 11th, 2009

Finally had time to try out VDPAU in combination with MythTV. The MythTV team have implemented VDPAU support in yet to be released 0.22, but I want to try the backport to 0.21 developed by Jean-Yves Avenard. Test Setup Rather than using a laptop I moved onto one of the myPVR test environments, with the [...]

Initial VDPAU Testing

February 11th, 2009

Well it is finally time to test NVidia’s VDPAU support under Linux. Test Setup Dell Inspiron 1420 Laptop NVidia GeForce 8400M GS 128MB Video Intel Core 2 Duo T7500¬† @ 2.20GHz 3GB Ram Ubuntu 8.10 Nvidia 180.25 Video driver Compiz disabled CPU locked in performance mode of 2.2 GHz mplayer-vdpau-3402051 Hauppage HVR 900 digital tuner [...]

NVidia announces support for H.264 and VC1 decode on Linux

November 16th, 2008

NVidia have announce a new API for hardware accelerated decode of video on Linux and Unix called VDPAU. This is awesome news for the Linux MythTV and Video community as the partial subset of NVidia’s PureVideo functionality provides a dramatic drop in CPU usage when handling complex video codecs like H.264 and VC1. Linux and [...]