[MPlayer-users] Acceleration works in xbmc, not in mplayer

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Tue Sep 9 17:36:23 CEST 2014

On 09.09.2014, at 16:17, Grant <emailgrant at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm using a Gigabyte Brix 2807 and video is accelerated in xbmc with
>>> VAAPI but not in mplayer (or vlc).  What could I be missing?  I'm on
>>> Gentoo.
>> Hi Grant
>> mplayer doesn't support VAAPI, only VDPAU. There is a project,
>> vdpau-va-gl, which provides VDPAU support using a VAAPI backend, this
>> is then usable by mplayer to provide acceleration.
> Thanks Tom.  I have vdpau-va-gl installed.  How should I invoke
> mplayer so that it is put to use?

something along the lines of
-vc ffh264vdpau -vo vdpau
this is useful for testing at least, for regular use the documentation should contain a better variant I think.

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