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    Re: NVIDIA Releases New Video API For Linux : VDPAU

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    How would one test to see if video runs better? Are there any benchmarking tools or is the eye good enough?

    I have a 9600GT and access to the 180.06-1 beta driver in the Arch linux repo so I could test it but I would not know what to look for.

    EDIT: If you have a good file to test with maybe pm with a link to it, as long it is not to big.
    You can get 50 mb .mkv files for free from www.bleachportal.net

    You can download the entire bleach anime there, just make a free account (I haven't had any spam mail from them, and I have been registered for a couple of weeks now)

    You can directly download all episoded from their archive at hight speedd, and the first 160 episoded are all .mkv.

    50 mb isn't too big, right?

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    @ mips

    I have not checked the sizes on all files but will these be ok, http://www.matroska.org/samples/
    the MKVs I was referring to were all 720p and usually they start freezing/legging after 5+ minutes while the link you mentioned have lesser than 720p.

    You can compare playback, before and after installing 180.06, for any HD content like this one:

    Full HD _1080p_ trailer of new Bond movie Quantum of Solace :

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    http://ve3d.ign.com/videos/play/31520/PC/Quantum-of-Solace
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    Re: NVIDIA Releases New Video API For Linux : VDPAU

    Quote Originally Posted by eragon100 View Post
    You can get 50 mb .mkv files for free from www.bleachportal.net

    You can download the entire bleach anime there, just make a free account (I haven't had any spam mail from them, and I have been registered for a couple of weeks now)

    You can directly download all episoded from their archive at hight speedd, and the first 160 episoded are all .mkv.

    50 mb isn't too big, right?
    50MB is fine.

    I'm busy downloading episode one of bleach as well as about 50MB of sample files from the Matroska site.

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    Re: NVIDIA Releases New Video API For Linux : VDPAU

    Quote Originally Posted by Jags_FL View Post
    Full HD _1080p_ trailer of new Bond movie Quantum of Solace :

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    http://ve3d.ign.com/videos/play/31520/PC/Quantum-of-Solace
    Thanks, I just realised I already have the 1080p QoS movie trailer as well as Happy feet one.

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    Re: NVIDIA Releases New Video API For Linux : VDPAU

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    Just installing the 180.06 driver provides no noticeable performance difference in the video quality or cpu usage. Tested in Dragon Player, SMPlayer & VLC

    The application obviously does not know about VDPAU

    I'm going to 'try' and patch mplayer to support VDPAU to see what gives.

    EDIT: I cannot get the patched mplayer to build, will have to figure it out somehow.
    Last edited by mips; November 16th, 2008 at 06:56 PM.

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    NVIDIA VDPAU Benchmarks

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ia_vdpau&num=1

    Above are benchmarks and they look good from a cpu usage perspective.

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    Thanks mips.

    OK, so we need apps to support/utilize VDPAU. If there's noticeable difference and as per Phoronix benchmarks, there is, then app developers will soon start supporting VDPAU.
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    Re: NVIDIA Releases New Video API For Linux : VDPAU

    Why aren't they supporting older chipsets like the one on my nforce 630a motherboard. I believe its a geforce 7050, and it does support PureVideo.

    Why no driver support in linux?
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    Re: NVIDIA Releases New Video API For Linux : VDPAU

    That is odd that they do not support the 8800GTS 320

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    Re: NVIDIA Releases New Video API For Linux : VDPAU

    Quote Originally Posted by TomtheWombat View Post
    Why no driver support in linux?
    Because VDPAU only supports the second generation of PureVideo. Maybe they will add the first generation in the future. Maybe not.

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