[MPlayer-users] Using the D510MO Mini-ITX platform for full HD playback

Rolf Ernst rolf.ernst at silverlightning.org
Fri Jan 7 21:40:39 CET 2011

On 1/7/2011 2:11 PM, Uoti Urpala wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-01-07 at 13:17 -0600, Rolf Ernst wrote:
>> I run plenty of Linux boxes and Windows side by side and the Linux video
>> drivers are simple horrible throughout and mplayer does not do the best
>> job decoding. I have a Win7 system with an 8500 onboard chip which is
>> not exactly HD quality and a AMD 4500 CPU (dual core low power
>> consumption) but both the Arcsoft and CoreAVC codecs let me play back
>> full 1920x1080p without dropping frames including the dreaded killa
>> sample. None of the open source codecs can, not mplayer, not VLC, not
>> ffdshow. One of the reasons I dropped XBMC in favor of Win 7 MC was
>> because Linux HD hardware requirements are so much stiffer because of
>> the inefficiency of software and drivers. OS may be free but hardware
>> required more expensive.
> What Linux software have you tried? Only MPlayer svn with its
> single-threaded decoding? If so it's not surprising you find performance
> disappointing, but that's far from the best performance possible for
> "Linux video". AFAIK CoreAVC is somewhat faster than multithreaded
> decoding with FFmpeg-mt, but not by all that much in most cases. And
> AFAIK driver problems do not significantly limit the speed of VDPAU
> hardware decoding if that's what you use.
Hmm, are you saying that the sourceforge *Windows* builds do not do 
multithreaded decoding (never bothered to check)?


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