VDPAU – The NVIDIA 180.06 beta driver for Linux – or how to play back AVCHD with GPU acceleration

Currently supported GPUs
VDPAU is currently supported on the following NVIDIA GPUs: (I’got this list from here)

  • Desktop GPUs:
    • GeForce 200 Series
    • GeForce 9 Series
    • GeForce 86xx Series
    • GeForce 85xx Series
    • GeForce 84xx Series
    • GeForce 8800 GTS 512
    • GeForce 8800 GT
    • GeForce 8800 GS
  • Mobile GPUs:
    • GeForce 98xxM
    • GeForce 9700M
    • GeForce 96xxM
    • GeForce 9500M
    • GeForce 9300M
    • GeForce 9200M
    • GeForce 8800M
    • GeForce 8800M GTS
    • GeForce 8800M GTX
    • GeForce 8600M
  • Motherboard GPUs:
    • GeForce 9400
    • GeForce 9300
    • GeForce 9100
    • GeForce 8300
    • GeForce 8200
  • VC-1 support in NVIDIA’s VDPAU implementation currently requires GeForce 9300 GS, GeForce 9200M GS, GeForce 9300M GS, or GeForce 9300M GS.

15 thoughts on “VDPAU – The NVIDIA 180.06 beta driver for Linux – or how to play back AVCHD with GPU acceleration

  1. “I’ve been waiting for this moment a very long time”

    I’ve been waiting for your review of this ever since nvidia announced it 🙂

    I havn’t found the list of supported GPU’s before, but just as I suspected it doesn’t look like my onboard nvidia 6400 (I think) is supported. Would be great to find out which onboard cards uses the least amount of power. At least one that can power down the GPU when it is not being used 🙂 I guess would probably would have to go for one of those 9×00 cards to get VC-1 support?

  2. @Anders Rune Jensen
    Hi Anders 🙂
    My card is a 8500GT, it’s a quite cheap model, and is being cooled passively. It’s not onboard. In the living-room I’m facing the same situation like you, since there’s an onboard 7025, which wouldn’t work.

  3. I just searched the local hardware dealer and indeed the Geforce 9400 cards are really cheap (~50 euro) and passively cooled, sadly its pci express. It seems like one of the biggest problems except for the stability is the tearing issue. How bad is it? Is it bad enough to make it completely unusable?

  4. @Anders Rune Jensen
    The whole thing is very very unasable. It’s realy only a feasibility test, nothing else. Tearing is one of many very evil bugs (System freezes and other)
    NVIDIA just wanted to piss into Intel’s and ATI’s garden.
    It’s really not worth to buy any GFX card righ now, only because of the release of 180.06. I thing we’ve got plenty of time.

    Btw: how did you do this thing with your avatar picture?

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  6. really good, but it would have saved me some work if you put the suported list in the begining. damm nvidia¬¬

  7. @nande
    Hold it! This is very much outdated. All Nvidia cards beginning with 8xxx suppose to work now.
    Please consider the posting date, and please look here at this Blog for a recent VDPAU article.
    The current nvidia drivers do support VDPAU out of the box, and a recent mplayer checkout doesn’t need special treatment anymore.

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