Nvidia released on 22th its new vdpau driver version 180.18, but not the corresponding mplayer-vdpau. One day later they also released a new mplayer-vdpau. The version 3263604.
I’ve reported a more or less working TwinView for vdpau version 180.18 on a x86_64 Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex), but today the situation look a bit different:
- Playback in TwinView mode not working
- VSync working -> No tearing
- Matroska (.mkv) working
I can’t reproduce the working playback in TwinView anymore, but using only one screen, I can’t see no tearing anymore, and Matroska (.mkv), like AVCHD (.mts) before, works now flawlessly. No stutter, no jerky playback. This error returns, If I start the mplayer-vdpau with an enabled TwinView:
Error 23 at libvo/vo_vdpau.c:791
The CPU load ranges between 2% and 4% on a Q6600 (Intel Quadcore, 2.4Ghz and an Nvidia 8500GT).
Reading the change-log in their README.txt doesn’t sounds very breathtaking, but in fact it’s again a huge step forward. Now Matroska (x264 encodings), as well as AVCHD (Canon HF100 footage) are working flawlessly and this without tearing.
Unfortunately the Xine-vdpau project isn’t performing as fast as the Nvidia/MythTV combo. The hardware accelerated HDTV part of an Media Center is dependent on a working xine-vdpau, and that’s not usable yet.