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RE: VDPAU? Sound when watching DVB-S2?

-----Original Message-----
> From: lee [mailto:lee@yun.yagibdah.de]
> Sent: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:23 AM
> Apparently, mplayer is supposed to be able to use vdpau, and 'mplayer
> -vo help' lists it. But when telling it to use it, CPU load during
> playback isn't lower than with kaffeine: I doubt that mplayer does
> actually use vdpau --- or if it does, then why is the CPU load still
> high? How can I tell for sure if mplayer does use vdpau?
> > Don't know about the rest.
> Hm. Is mplayer eventually able to play HDTV with sound? I couldn't get
> it to work with the TV card at all because I couldn't find out what
> the format of the channels.conf it needs is and how to create one.

Mplayer most definitely supports VDPAU, I use it myself all the time.  The
one in debian-multimedia, in the testing repository.  You need to use a -vc
option as well as a -vo option.  Put this in your ~/.mplayer/config:


I also added these for DTS and AC3 passthrough via SPDIF (you may need to
change "default" to something else):


I'm not at home right now, so I can't tell you what the exact output from
mplayer is when it's using VDPAU, but it does tell you in its output when
it's using it.

As for using mplayer with a TV tuner card, I tried it once about a year ago
to test out the card, before I set up MythTV.  The channels.conf file can be
generated by the "scan" command from the dvb-apps package.

Hope this helps!
-- Kevin

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