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    a high definition question about VLC 2.0

    ok so just updated to 2.0 using this route for 11.10


    and first thing i did was to test a 1920x1080 vid to see if it now can handle that but noooooooo still stutters [SMplayer never has a problem with those]



    which brings me to my question

    2.0 is meant to experimentally handle Bluray and looking i see external drives can cost as little as 30 dollars/pounds/euros so i was thinking of maybe trying that


    but since VLC 2.0 seems to still be in pain with 1080 maybe it is still too early for Bluray


    now any of you already there and if so how is it going ? any tips?


    PS maybe my 1080p problem with VLC has to do with my video output settings what would you guys suggest as optimum ?


    Thank you in advance for all useful info
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    Re: a high definition question about VLC 2.0

    maybe my 1080p problem with VLC has to do with my video output settings what would you guys suggest as optimum ?
    It depends on your GPU and video driver.

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    Re: a high definition question about VLC 2.0

    hi there Temujin

    not sure you saw the bit where i mention that it is perfect with SMplayer
    only Vlc does not handle it


    my hardware side is up to par i think here [ i could be mistaken]

    NVIDIA X Server Settings_001.png
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    Re: a high definition question about VLC 2.0

    VLC does not support vdpau directly (you have to use va-api wrapper) whereas mplayer does. That's why I asked about your GPU/driver..

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    Re: a high definition question about VLC 2.0

    ok so can one add va-api wrapper easily or is it not possible?
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    Re: a high definition question about VLC 2.0

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    Re: a high definition question about VLC 2.0

    Assuming you're actually using an nvidia card with binary driver (you never said):
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install vdpau-va-driver vainfo
    vainfo
    Make sure vainfo outputs something reasonable. I forget if you have to configure it to use vdpau.

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    Re: a high definition question about VLC 2.0

    if this what you mean printing it out?

    vainfo
    libva: libva version 0.32.0
    Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
    libva: va_getDriverName() returns 0
    libva: Trying to open /usr/lib/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so
    libva: va_openDriver() returns 0
    vainfo: VA API version: 0.32
    vainfo: Driver version: Splitted-Desktop Systems VDPAU backend for VA-API - 0.7.3
    vainfo: Supported profile and entrypoints
    VAProfileMPEG2Simple : VAEntrypointVLD
    VAProfileMPEG2Main : VAEntrypointVLD
    VAProfileMPEG4Simple : VAEntrypointVLD
    VAProfileMPEG4AdvancedSimple : VAEntrypointVLD
    VAProfileH264Main : VAEntrypointVLD
    VAProfileH264High : VAEntrypointVLD
    VAProfileVC1Simple : VAEntrypointVLD
    VAProfileVC1Main : VAEntrypointVLD
    VAProfileVC1Advanced : VAEntrypointVLD
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    Re: a high definition question about VLC 2.0

    Yes, that looks correct. Now, turn on video decode accelration in VLC (Tools -> Preferences -> Input & Codecs -> check "Use GPU Accelerated Decoding").

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    Re: a high definition question about VLC 2.0

    thank you maybe a little bit less checking but still not working right stops and starts no flow
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