Re: a high definition question about VLC 2.0
In a completely subjective and non-scientific comparison I have found that SMPlayer/MPlayer + vdpau gives better playback than vlc + vaapi. I would be interested to hear what others think....
Edit: BTW shantiq if you want to confirm that your copy of vlc is using hardware acceleration try something like the following:
andrew@skamandros~/media/YouTube$ cvlc --ffmpeg-hw Cold_Chisel_Bow_River.mp4
VLC media player 2.0.0 Twoflower (revision 2.0.0-0-g421a4fc)
[0x132c048] dummy interface: using the dummy interface module...
libva: libva version 0.32.0-sds2
Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
libva: va_getDriverName() returns 0
libva: Trying to open /usr/lib64/va/drivers/nvidia_drv_video.so
libva: va_openDriver() returns 0
[0x714478] avcodec decoder: Using VA API version 0.32 for hardware decoding.
Last edited by andrew.46; March 11th, 2012 at 01:13 AM.
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