CoreAVC 1.9.5 released

I didn’t intend to write about CoreAVC anymore, since VDPAU from NVIDIA is doing its job more than excellently for me. Major parts of this Blog are actually about it. Nevertheless I’ve read through the changelog of the release of 1.9.5. And what must I see? They’ve fixed the Canon HF100 seeking issues. This is their changelog like they’ve posted in their forum. Continue reading “CoreAVC 1.9.5 released”

VDPAU: Nvidia 185.13 released

The release of Nvidia driver 185.13 was a bit confusing to me, because I couldn’t find any change log, which describes, what have changed, or added to the new release. Only after browsing and searching I’ve found the statement, that a bug with Compiz was fixed, and it’s now possible to use Nvidia VDPAU in conjunction with the Compiz Desktop without a significant CPU load (~50%), what is good news of course. Continue reading “VDPAU: Nvidia 185.13 released”

[solved] No sound via stereo jack with Philips LCD-TV

I’ve recently bought a quite cheap LCD-TV from Philips. It’s an 42pfl5603d. The TV has FullHD (1920×1080) resolution and is 42″ in size. These are actually the only features I’ve been keen on.
The first one I sent back, because the TV set didn’t react either on remote or local (side panel) key presses. Amazon sent a new one after one week and I’ve started again to build my new HTPC. This time I was almost finished, MMS (My Media System) was already running, and sound was the only big thing I’ve been missing. Continue reading “[solved] No sound via stereo jack with Philips LCD-TV”

Nvidia 180.35 released: VC-1 surprice!

Nvidia released on 24th, of February their new Nvidia driver for Linux. The version 180.35 is a real surprise, since it is said to support now all Nvidia gfx cards starting with the 8 series regarding the VC-1 and WMV playback. The release note states also a few major fixes are fixed regarding malicious and/or interlaced mpeg streams. Also the performance on slow hardware should be better and a few other glitches should have been fixed also. Continue reading “Nvidia 180.35 released: VC-1 surprice!”

No more patching: mplayer with official vdpau support

As of now it’s not necessary to patch mplayer for vdpau anymore.
I’ve just updated my mplayer with ‘svn up‘ to revision number 28699, and saw, that a new switch was added to the official mplayer subversion branch 🙂 :

./configure --help | grep -i vdpau
--enable-vdpau enable VDPAU acceleration [autodetect]

So no more patching is needed anymore. You can even leave out the switch, because it’s set to ‘[autodetect]‘. This will only be used of course, if you have Nvidia’s vdpau drivers installed. At the moment driver version 180.29 works fine for me here, and it’s also available from this experimental repository [1].

VDPAU: does my graphics card support VC-1

[UPDATE]Since Nvidia driver version 180.35 almost all Nvidia graphics cards starting with the 8xxx series are able to play back VC-1 content.[/UPDATE]
VC-1 is one of three open standards for HD DVD and more important these days, the Blu-Ray disk.

If you’ve already bought a graphics cards, and you are not certain if your card support VC-1 with Nvidias new VDPAU driver, you’ve got two possibilities to find out if your card does support VC-1 natively.
Install nvclock: Continue reading “VDPAU: does my graphics card support VC-1”

3D Revelator reloaded

Over the last view weeks I’ve read a view reviews about Nvidia’s new 3D shutter glasses – the Nvidia 3D Vision. I also wrote a short Blog article about it, and about the differences to the old ELSA 3D Revelator shutter glasses. I’ve pointed out, why their new (still to be published?) stereo driver very likely won’t be compatible to the old 3D Revelator.

I haven’t looked for quite a while for anything regarding 3D shutter glasses, so one can say I’m pretty much out of this business. Continue reading “3D Revelator reloaded”