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

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Wed Sep 10 21:06:37 CEST 2014

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 08:56:53PM +0200, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 07:35:30AM -0700, Grant wrote:
> > I upgraded from libvdpau-va-gl-0.3.4 to the live version from git and
> > now it's working!  It looks like I can only decode H264:
> > 
> > Decoder capabilities:
> > name               level macbs width height
> > -------------------------------------------
> > H264_BASELINE        51 16384  2048  2048
> > H264_MAIN            51 16384  2048  2048
> > H264_HIGH            51 16384  2048  2048
> > 
> > Is that a hardware or software limitation?  If software, which package
> > should I watch for new codec capabilities?
> Is that vdpauinfo or vainfo output?
> If these differ, then then the limitation is in libvdpau-va-gl
> If vainfo also only reports H.264 then it's a limitation in Mesa
> (which might be due to the hardware limited to that).
> Though either way, my question would be: what else would you
> expect/need? Most other formats should be fine without hardware
> acceleration, at least if you enable threads.

It seems the other formats supported are MPEG-2, JPEG, and VC-1.
JPEG acceleration we cannot use anyway, MPEG-2 should be useless
VC-1 can be relevant if you want to play BluRays, however it
is more lightweight than H.264 so I still think you should
manage just fine with CPU-only.
Though for a bit less fan noise you might ask the va_gl developers
about adding support, this seems to clearly say that they only
added H.264:
Though as said, the reason is probably that it's the only
format they considered necessary, so you might need
some convincing arguments as why other formats should be added.

More information about the MPlayer-users mailing list