[UPDATE]Read here, how to install VDR on Karmic Koala with Binary Packages.[/UPDATE] Reinhard Nissl managed to get his vdr-xine plugin going with Nvidia’s vdpau hardware acceleration support. What does mean HDTV and H.264 (mpeg4/avc) hardware acceleration is reality now on Linux! YES!
He instructed me on IRC#xine-vdpau and guided me through the installation process. He had enormous patience, and didn’t stop to help me, although my whole system is a real mess now, because of all my try-outs regarding xine, mlayer and vdpau compilations and installations. I still have difficulties with two channels. Some reported a flawless playback.
Note: Before you continue: If you’ve got an already more or less working VDR with xineliboutput plugin, then this will most likely break it!!
Xineliboutput is working with xine-lib-1.1.x, but vdr-xine runs only with xine-lib-1.2.
For the following you need an already running DVB-S2 driver, and patched 1.7.0 VDR and the NVidias VDPAU driver >= 180.16. (look up the latest version for x86 or x86_64 version)
Basically this whole procudere is done in three steps and against xine-lib-1.2 (thanks god!)
HOWTO in 3 steps
- install latest ffmpeg trunc:
svn checkout svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/ffmpeg/trunk ffmpeg configure --arch=x86_64 --cpu=core2 --enable-pthreads --enable-shared --enable-gpl --enable-postproc --disable-stripping make && make install
- install xine-lib-1.2 and patch it.
hg clone http://hg.debian.org/hg/xine-lib/xine-lib-1.2 xine-lib-1.2 cd xine-lib-1.2 wget http://www.jusst.de/vdpau/xine-lib-1.2-vdpau-r135.diff.bz2 bunzip2 xine-lib-1.2-vdpau-r135.diff.bz2 patch -p1 -i xine-lib-1.2-vdpau-r135.diff ./autogen.sh --with-external-ffmpeg --disable-dxr3 --enable-debug --disable-optimizations make make install
- download the latest (0.8.2) vdr-xine plugins in your ~/VDR/PLUGINS/src directory
wget http://home.vrweb.de/rnissl/vdr-xine-0.8.2.tgz tar xfvz vdr-xine-0.8.2.tgz cd ../../.. make plugins
start now your VDR with this additional plugin
and start your front-end like this:
xine --verbose=2 -V vdpau -A alsa -L --post vdr_video --post vdr_audio --post upmix_mono "vdr:/tmp/vdr-xine/stream#demux:mpeg_pes"
Look in this Blog for the detailed command line on how to start VDR and available HDTV channels on the satellites Astra and Hotbird.
Read on the next page: Troubleshooting; Known problems; Notes; UPDATE!