OpenSUSE Multimedia :: VLC To Use Vdpau As Video Output?
Sep 11, 2011
Is there a way VLC to use vdpau as video output? Mplayer and Gnomemplayer can use it and the video playback uses as little as 2-4 % CPU power even on 1080p movies. Xorg and Kwin continue to use pretty much CPU power in video playback process , I suppose there is no way to limit them or there is ?
Open Suse 11.4 86x64, KDE4-4.5.6, NVidia 275.xxx.xxx
I have a ASRock ION 330 with 512 Mbyte shared graphics memory. I use the 256.44 closed source nvidia drivers and have a Xinerama display consisting of one Asus 1440x900 monitor and one video projector with displaysize of 1280x720. Display: 1440x900 + 1280x720 in Xinerama
I have tried with and without desktop effects enabled, and I have followed the http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2009/0...thout-tearing/ guide to manually set the refresh rate to 60 Hz. The sync to Vblank option is checked, both in CCSM and nvidia-settings under X Server Xvideo Settings and under OpenGL Settings, to no avail.
The files I play are MPEG-2 Transport Stream in 720p. Some are and some are not in Matroska containers. I use SMplayer with vdpau enabled. I've made a comparison of Windows Vista and Ubuntu 10.04 below:[URL].. It's not entirely clear from the video, but the end scroller is choppy on Ubuntu and relatively smooth in Windows Vista.
This setup is to be run in a public cinema, and the chopping and tearing is a complete showstopper. It would be a nice showcase to have Ubuntu in the wild like this, but it can't be used if these issues are not resolved.
I have installed the Packman Mplayer and smplayer packages. I have also installed the proprietary nvidia drivers from the main site. However when I try using vdpau in mplayer, the video doesn't show up and the logs show these messages:
mplayer complains about not being able to find libvdpau_nvidia.so. I checked in /usr/lib, and it's there, but it's a link that points to /usr/lib/vdpau libvdpau_nvidia.so. The folder vdpau doesn't exist.
Which package do I need to install to get this to work?
Im confused about buying nVidia 9800 GT or ATI HD 4770, In the 1st place I am going to buy this card to play HD videos 720p & 1080i and in the 2nd place to play games.I was using nVidia 6200 LE which doesnt support VDPAU, So nVidia use VDPAU in the newer cards to play movies, my question is:* Does ATI have something like VDPAU that have the same video playback performance ?
I just upgraded from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 today, and went to watch a movie on my hard drive. I typically do this with an S-Video cord on my TV. In Ubuntu 9.04 I did so simply by plugging in the S-Video cord, then pressing FN+F4 on my keyboard. Worked like a charm.
After the upgrade the same key combination just changes my resolution setting.
Im trying to be able to output video to my tv with a low end atom cpu box(link below) running debian lenny. I realize it wont likely be true HD video. I also realize I wont be getting surround sound. My tv is a little bit older so it doesnt have a monitor input or I would have tried that. It does have HDMI and component though and i have a DVI to hdmi adapter and audio cables that will work once I have a video out solution. It does have a PCIE expansion bay but the power supply is only like 150w so i dont know that Ill be able to use a regular video card. I had considered some sort of usb output but dont know if any of that will work on linux. Any suggestions? Im pretty novice with the whole computer on my tv area and dont have alot of money to build a whole new system or i would just do that.
Excuse me if this is in the wrong place, I am new to the forum and Debian.
Today, while installing Ubuntu, I had a strange issue with my laptop in which after installation, I heard startup sounds and had no video display. After hours of frustration and about 7 install disks, I plugged my laptop into another monitor, and low and behold, it appears both of my desktops are on the external monitor. After trying to solve this issue, I decided to give the Debian Gnome live CD a try, but I now have the same issue.
I can't seem to figure out how to get the S-Video output working on my T41, and most of the info that I seem to be finding is for older versions before xrandr so files and settings don't seem to match.
I know that it's not a hardware/cable problem because this exact setup works fine under windows (even though there i'm working with a hacked video driver setup since one doesn't exist for any of the "modern" versions of windows, ati radeon 7500 (mobile))
Hardware: HP dv3505ea laptop Ubuntu: 10.04 LTS uname -a: Linux adventure 2.6.32-28-generic #55-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jan 10 23:42:43 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux HDTV: Panasonic TX-L37D28BSA
I'm having trouble getting any output from my laptop's HDMI socket. I've had a search and can only find sound problems, mine is no visible output whatsoever.
Let me describe the setup: Laptop has a HDMI socket which I have never used before, HDTV has 4 HDMI inputs, I just bought a HDMI cable to connect the two to try it.
After connection I go to System->Preferences->Monitors and the TV is detected fine with the correct description and offers me 3 different resolutions. xrandr also works and gives me the same thing:
However none of the options display ANYTHING on the TV. The screen remains black, not even a flicker.
I have connected the laptop to the TV before using an analogue VGA (monitor) cable which worked in the same way with no problems.
Could this be an encryption/DRM/DVI problem? I have suspicions about the cable too because it is new and I haven't seen it work, but it wouldn't detect the correct TV description and resolutions would it? It was sold as an XBOX360/PS3 HDMI cable, is there a difference? It looks like a standard HDMI male-male cable.
Other things I've tried: Log off and log back on to restart the X server reboot
I've been running Ubuntu for about 2 years now. When I first put it on my Dell it was 9.0x. My HDMI port worked just fine to connect to my Plasma to watch movies on. I've only ever connected it 2-3 times. Since Fall '08 I haven't used it again. I never needed to.
Since that time, it stopped working. When available I upgraded to 9.04, 9.40 and now (effective 10.23.10) 10.04. It just doesn't work anymore. Neither VGA or HDMI. I can only assume S-Video will be the same story. Video card is an NVIDIA GeForce 8400m GS. Driver is version 173. I installed NVTV tv out (Nvidia Video output controller). It does nothing. When NVTV is typed into terminal, it says; Fatal: No supported video card found.
In the control centre under multi media selector for configuring GStreamer it has Autodetect and two other setting, X Window System (No Xv) and X Window System (X11/XShm/Xv) etc. When I test the X Window System (No Xv) the test card in full screen is far better then autodetect, should I keep this setting, the reason I ask is I can't notice the difference when watching video.
I've just installed Xubuntu 10.10 on a ThinkPad R50e and on a R51. I want to get them working as fast as possible. Of cause, all updates are done and all codecs for gstreamer have been installed, too.
Parole Media Player tells me to not be able to initialise Xv output, so no video appears on screen.
Then I've started to search for the cause of trouble. Seems to be an Intel grafics adaptor handled by the Vesa module, which I don't know how to change to the correct Intel module (which is installed, by the way).
I've googled for this issue and found few other people talking about. But there was no solution, at least none that I could understand.
Now, I would be really glad if you could help me to find a working solution during the next few days.
Code: ~$ xvinfo X-Video Extension version 2.2 screen #0 no adaptors present
script which adjusts my NVIDIA settings to HDMI and also my Audio output to my digital output. I feel its quite a lot of clicking to get my signal to my LCD.So I hope somebody already had this idea and can give me the script or can assist me in writing it myself. I think its not a complicated script. i guess its only 2 lines. But i am not exactly a pro in Ubuntu..So as i said i have a NVIDIA graphic cardand aplay -l shows
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC1200 Analog [ALC1200 Analog] Subdevices: 1/1
I am trying to watch a movie on tv through an s-video cable, but it's black and white, or with very fade colours. I understood that I have to change output to pal. I also understood that I can do it in the xorg.conf file, but I don't have anything like that.
video card: intel x3100 system: ubuntu karmic 9.10
When I try to play a dvd and give mplayer no options, it defaults to "X11" for the video output, which maxes out the cpu. To get around this, firstly I tried to play the dvd using "cvidix" in the console.
I used the following command: mplayer -ao alsa -vo cvidix -fs -framedrop -stop-xscreensaver -dvd-device /dev/dvd1 dvd://1 This played the dvd, but the console text was still visible over the top of the movie; i.e. mplayer was playing in the layer beneath the console text
Then I tried using xvidix in X: mplayer -ao alsa -vo xvidix -fs -framedrop -stop-xscreensaver -dvd-device /dev/dvd1 dvd://1 This gives a green line about 5mm thick down the right side of the screen, but other than that it is ok.
I have noticed that, using nvidia's latest drivers, HDMi output to my 32" LCD (1920x1080) and totem or vlc, the video on my LCD gets a bit "choppy" when the image changes faster.. some bars start appearing on the moving parts of the image.. like the system is having trouble rendering the video. This doesn't happen on my laptop screen even when both displays are running at the same time.
Also, this problem doesn't appear in windows 7, everything works perfectly there with one odd thing... the picture gets "choppy" on the laptop screen when I'm running both at the same time. It's not that noticeable, but I can tell the difference between windows and ubuntu in quality and it's annoying me
I have a new cluster of four OpenSuSE servers serving VM's for a development lab. I have been fighting the good Linux/OpenSuSE fight against established Windows environment and I am embarrassed by certain hardware behavior in X.The four machines are in a cluster with an inexpensive TrendNet TK-407 KVM. The Linux Boxes are Dell T3500's with NVidia Quadro NVS290. I am not running the NVidia proprietary driver.
The behavior is that X keeps placing the display in sleep/powersave mode. If I boot the machine everything works until X takes over upon which point it decides that the display is not there and places it into standby.I don't care whether the KVM may or may not be responding correctly to some monitor protocol, and neither do I care to know or learn about the various DPMS or monitor protocols. The important thing here is that Windows experiences no such behavior. The solution I seek is to configure X to force the signal out of the card, disregarding any DPMS or other protocols.
I'm trying to produce some screenshots of the screen in which there's a window playing a video in avi format. The problem is whenever I take a shot, the video window appears 'solid blue' in the output image. Is there any way or program with which I can capture the current frame of the video
I am trying to take advantage of VDPAU for playing video files with my ASRock ION 330. As far as I know, MPlayer and VLC both include VDPAU support. Ok then, I managed to make MPlayer work from the command line:
mplayer -vo vdpau -vc ffh264vdpau ./filename.mkv
In this way it plays a 720p content smoothly, with under 10% CPU use. Great!The problem is when I try to make this permanent, i.e., configuring the files ~/.mplayer/config and ~/.mplayer/gui.conf.This is what I have in there:
But still, when I open MPlayer from the menu, no matter what file I try to open it gives this ugly message:Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device. With regard to VLC, I had no luck, although I am using the latest "1.0.3 Goldeneye" version, I don't know how to make use of VDPAU.
I upgraded from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04. After the upgrade, mplayer no longer play a DVD.
I put the missing codecs, as described here: [url] Now DVD worked.
Also during the upgrade package libvdpau1 was disappeared, I restored it from the default repository. Then vdpau worked, but only after a reboot. After restarting gdm (select "Log Out" or sudo service gdm stop/start, or Ctrl + Alt + Backspace) an error:
After reboot everything works again.I updated libvdpau1 from repository [url], but it did not help, same error.
Video: nvidia 9600M GT Notebook [url] Driver set the default, 195.36.15-0ubuntu3, from the standard repositories. In Karmic was 185, everything worked.
I noticed this feature, I do not know whether it is connected with subj:
Immediately after loading the gdm starts with the seventh console, ie when you exit the virtual console by Ctrl + Alt + F2 again to hit Ctrl + Alt + F7.
After you restart gdm is in the eighth console, Ctrl + Alt + F8.
If I run a guest session, it starts with the ninth console.
In the karmic like always with the seventh started.
When booting too strange things happen.
Ubuntu Karmic I installed with Alternate CD to an encrypted LVM.
I booting in text mode, ie without "quiet splash".
Booting reached requiring a password, when entering the password does not display an asterisk, after entering the password then continue normally.
After upgrading to Lucid booting lines are shown as a twisted, ladder when entering the password it displays asterisks and when I enter each character again displays prompt.
I did not like, and I again put the "quiet splash".
I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and have it hooked up to my HDTV. My GPU is an 8600 GT and I am using the current nvidia driver. Mother board is GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H, CPU is AMD 4850e, using 2x1G ram 800MHz. Everything I have installed on it comes straight through Synaptic. Smplayer seems to work fine with the VDPAU selected (cpu usage is nice and low during HD playback), but there is a slight problem that really annoys. Every 2-3 seconds the picture seems to have the hiccups, its as though it gets stuck on one frame for a split second and then jumps to the next.
I am using mplayer with vdpau enabled in Ubuntu 10.10. It works very well in general, reducing cpu usage for hd from 50% to 60% to around 10 -15% or less. There is however one slightly annoying problem. It is that mplayer would appear to "forget" its vdpau output setting once in a while and especially after rebooting. When that happens it needs to be "reset" in order to use vdpau. "Resetting" basically just means opening gnome-mplayer and change video output to xv and then back to vdpau again.
I should clarify that the setting has not actually been lost, it still says "vdpau", it just need resetting).
i installed the new flash 10.2 (with flash-aid) and i have no acceleration on videos.i thought that maybe i had something wrong with my system, so i reinstalled ubuntu 10.10.then installed flash and the vdpau-va-driver. still nothing.i have a ion card, so i should have full flash acceleration on video, like i have in windows.
I recently updated my Squeeze installation to testing and since then I've been unable to use VDPAU with SMPlayer and MPLayer. When VDPAU is enabled every video file gives the same error (see log at the end; don't mind the extra channel entries, they're for converting AAC to AC3 on-the-fly). Before this everything worked as it should.