[packman] MPlayer VDPAU

Manfred Tremmel manfred at links2linux.de
Mon Mar 23 23:27:13 CET 2009

Am Montag, 23. März 2009 schrieb Carl Eugen Hoyos:
> Manfred Tremmel <manfred at ...> writes:
> > > > I'll build it with vdpau support.
> > >
> > > While I fear nobody is currently using it: Please do so!
> >
> > I don't have a GPU which supports vdpau (end even if I had, I
> > wouldn't use it as longe there's no free driver which supports it),
> > but I've tested the vdpau supported codecs on my non vdpau
> > computers. It doesn't have any negativ effect (it workes like
> > before and I can't see any speed differences), so why not including
> > it?
> As I said, please include, but I'd like to add that contrary to what
> you might have read lately from seamingly competent sources, ffmpeg
> itself does *not* support vdpau currently.

As I said, I couldn't test it...

> I contains code that allows video players with vdpau support to
> actually use hardware accelerated decoding. AFAIK, (sadly) only
> MPlayer currently uses this approach. Since packman's MPlayer uses
> static libavcodec (as it should), it does not make much difference if
> your ffmpeg binary supports vdpau (for video players) or not.

Maybe others will use it, we have different players using external 
ffmpeg (libxine, vlc, gstreamer, maybe more).

I've also build libxine 1.2 with vdpau support, but doesn't make much 
sence to include it to the repository, the frontends will not use it 
until they are compiled against it (libxine.so.1 vs. libxine.so.2).
It's in testing/xine-cvs/xine-lib-1.2 on our mirrors.

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