XBMC for Linux VDPAU - NVIDIA GPU video decoding support (now in the mainline SVN) - Printable Version
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- Rand Al Thor - 2009-02-17 22:30
I am actually running gentoo. I have 180.29 installed and I can see /usr/include/vdpau/ it has both vdpau.h and vdpau_x11.h in it. Any other thoughts?
The only dev packages I can see for Nvidia are the cuda sdk, cuda toolkit, and the cg toolkit. Perhaps one of these is the equivalent to jaunty's dev package?
- motd2k - 2009-02-17 22:37
Sorry i misread, the GL headers could be the problem /usr/include/GL/gl.h and glx.h
- motd2k - 2009-02-17 22:38
alanwww1, what GPU do you have? VC-1 isnt supported on all hardware, i'll add a check and fallback at some point.
- alanwww1 - 2009-02-17 22:56
motd2k Wrote:alanwww1, what GPU do you have? VC-1 isnt supported on all hardware, i'll add a check and fallback at some point.
I have Nvidia 9400 Integrated motherboard. From the logs it shows it can, but i am not sure:
- Katagia - 2009-02-17 23:03
My cpu load is at 20% each (2CPUs) with 1800MHz.
How can I check vdpau is used?
- rodalpho - 2009-02-17 23:13
As far as I know, you can't, short of checking the logs or noticing lower than normal CPU usage. That's a great enhancement request; I would love for the info popup to show something like "VDPAU: On".
- motd2k - 2009-02-18 00:19
I like that idea... commited to SVN revision 17790.
- Rand Al Thor - 2009-02-18 00:54
motd2k Wrote:Sorry i misread, the GL headers could be the problem /usr/include/GL/gl.h and glx.h
At the risk of sounding ignorant. Does that mean the issue is on my end? Both files are present in that location.
- motd2k - 2009-02-18 01:03
i'm afraid so, your compiler cant find headers (which exist!) try the following perhaps:
512 MB framebuffer, now 1080p is OK too - j0bro - 2009-02-18 01:12
Did a bios upgrade (to 0504) as I saw mine was already old (0407) so all fresh now. Set the framebuffer size to 512 MB and even compiled r17789. By changing to 512 MB, now 1080p playback is performing great as well. CPU usage is at 3-5% still, framerate at a rock solid 23.98 fps, no matter what bitrate!
This means the CPU power is way overkill but the cooling is dead silent now, which is a Very Good Thing
- Rand Al Thor - 2009-02-18 01:22
motd2k Wrote:i'm afraid so, your compiler cant find headers (which exist!) try the following perhaps:
Still no dice. Thanks for the help though. I will look into this and see if I can't sort it out myself. Cheers.
- dafart - 2009-02-18 01:46
Concerning the compile error i reported earlier today (http://www.xbmc.org/forum/showpost.php?p=284868&postcount=42). reason for this error is not having the nvidia xorg development and vdpau developmet files
Currently compiling without any hickups.. Sorry for the confusion and maybe this info is usefull for people running into the same trouble
- BLKMGK - 2009-02-18 05:28
rodalpho Wrote:Actually, no. Those instructions are wildly inadequate. Steps are:
Smooth as glass using your instructions Rodalpho - thank you! I would have been happy to try Jaunty .deb files etc. too except that there was no explanation as to how to do so. I tried to find the repo address for Jaunty and add it but no luck at successfully installing them. I did see 180.11 in the repo but 180.29 is what I wanted - and now have! I have pulled down 17996 to my machine, am cleaning things up, and will see if I cannot get it to compile with the VDPAU stuff onboard. My thanks for the assist on driver install and the hard work that's gone into making this acceleration possible on XBMC!!
Edit: Compiled and running but dropping massive frames on Killa' For some reason it doesn't seem to have picked up VDAPU capabilities, I do not see it listed as a render option. Does a command switch need to be given or will it pick it up by virtue of the headers being available? Main branch now yes?
- theuni - 2009-02-18 06:49
BLKMGK Wrote:Main branch now yes?
No. xbmc-vdpau branch.
- BLKMGK - 2009-02-18 06:58
Ah okay thank you, I have been following the TRAC and it looked as if these changes had been merged into main already - doh!