- The artifacts and distortion of the video footage from my Canon HF100 occurs about every 3 seconds, and is really ugly. You can see them only on panning and zooming. The faster the uglier, It’s actually not usable like this. (See screenshot to your right. Click on image to enlarge). The Panasonic HDC-SD100 footage behaves also strange, and the same way it behaved with the 180.06 driver. The playback is without distortion but far too slow (factor 2).
- Look here for a list of currently supported graphic adapters (supported GPU list)
- The mplayer version is 27960, and svn tells me this:
Repository Root: svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer
Repository UUID: b3059339-0415-0410-9bf9-f77b7e298cf2
Node Kind: directory
Last Changed Author: gpoirier
Last Changed Rev: 27960
Last Changed Date: 2008-11-19 17:41:59 +0100 (Wed, 19 Nov 2008)
- The speed of the new driver doesn’t differ for me noticeably. It has the same good performance, like the 180.06 and is by far enough to be used on very old systems, like on a old Intel Celeron. The only point would be to feed the GPU with input from your hard disk fast enough.
- All tests were done on an Ubuntu 8.10 x86_64 (Intrepid Ibex), and a Q6600 Intel Quadcore
CPU: model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Read here how to test your installation.
/usr/local/src/mplayer-vdpau-3139462/mplayer -demuxer mkv /data/share/Video/Grey.mkv -vo vdpau -vc ffh264vdpau
Seems like there’s still a long way to go, but I don’t actually mind, since I can play back AVCHD (.mts or .m2ts) footage from my Canon HF100 with CoreAVC and .mkv (Matroska) content is already very good suppported by mplayer natively.
The x264 encoding would be the next big thing, sicne we’re only talking about playback atm. But AVCHD authoring is something for the distant future I think, but hey – surprise me 🙂
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