[LINUX] HOW-TO use VAAPI HW Acceleration on AMD Zacate (Fusion) platform - Printable Version
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- abudabi - 2011-09-07 10:42
FernetMenta Wrote:The "big pixels" are probably because killa-sample and other videos showing this are encoded with h.264 level > 4.1. The xvba backend driver reduces the number of references needed by h.264 in this case. There might be a better way of dealing with level > 4.1. vdpau does not support level > 4.1 either but plays killa-sample fine.
Is it an easy thing to upgrade VDPAU later (when they fix it) or should I hold off on rolling out my system? I'm fairly noobish so dont want to set everything up now just to reload later
PS. I am using lots of other apps on my desktop not just xbmc
- chrischdi - 2011-09-07 22:23
ErikB Wrote:Actually, you can. By doing this!
Try to Install xbmc-live. It's a startup script for XBMC and also aviable in ppa:lars-opdenkamp/xbmc-pvr
I'm sure it create's a startup script in /etc/init.d with this content: Link
But I also got the problem that xbmc crashes when starting a video with vaapi enabled.
My only option is to compile myself?
Installed from the pvr ppa.
- ErikB - 2011-09-07 23:45
Followup on what I did with my issues running XBMC on a Zacate with ubuntu server..
The problem with the blinking console was solved with ctrl+alt+F1.
But anyway. Today I found out that XBMC should play most anything on a Apple TV. And then I checked and saw the prices of those things... And then I regretted spending som much time trying to make my server also be the XBMC frontend.
Anyway, went to the store, bought an Apple TV2, fiddled around and installed, and it works like a charm. Even plays the 1080p files without any "big pixel" issues.
Said and done, I will let my E350 be a headless (file- and web-)server and use Apple TV as my frontend. It's gonna be great. Sad it took me so much time to find how great the Apple TV is.
Anyway, good luck to the rest of you. Thanks for all your input.
- Balinus - 2011-09-08 01:12
ErikB Wrote:Followup on what I did with my issues running XBMC on a Zacate with ubuntu server..
I thought that the apple TV2 was unable to play 1080p files... :confused2:
- ErikB - 2011-09-08 09:40
Balinus Wrote:I thought that the apple TV2 was unable to play 1080p files... :confused2:
Well, technically it can.. but it still only outputs 720p through the HDMI. Which is sufficient for me, since my projector is only capable up to 1280x720.
- Balinus - 2011-09-08 16:42
ErikB Wrote:Well, technically it can.. but it still only outputs 720p through the HDMI. Which is sufficient for me, since my projector is only capable up to 1280x720.
ah ok! Thanks for the clarification.
- hipp0 - 2011-09-10 11:48
So after getting VAAPI working with xmbc and Fusion, I have some questions left. By the way thanks to everybody who is helping me with that, great job!
For me it seems that xbmc is quite unstable at the moment. I build it with some patches against the master branch a few days ago. After some days of testing I have to say that there are still some problems. Examples for that:
I am not the only one who mentioned this Problems, if the google translator did not go completely insane :-D . http://www.xbmcfreak.nl/amd-fusion-review-en-instructiehandleiding/
Perhaps this because the master branch is pre 11.0? Is this right? Is there a way to make VAAPI work with a stable 10.X Version?
In your opinion what is the most stable xbmc branch/git/ppa . Thanks again!
- wsnipex - 2011-09-10 12:54
the audio out of sync issue after pause is fixed for me with the patches from fernetmenta and enabling "auto adjust refresh rate" and disabling "sync audio to video".
I also have set xbmc to always use vsync
- rossl1986 - 2011-09-10 18:33
I've managed to follow this guide to get it working on my system. However, I can't get it to autoboot into XBMC. I followed the link on the first page but nothing happens, it just boots to the command line like it did before I changed anything.
Anybody know of a more reliable way to get this to autoboot? I've tried some other guides as well but nothing seems to work.
- chrischdi - 2011-09-13 07:41
rossl1986 Wrote:I've managed to follow this guide to get it working on my system. However, I can't get it to autoboot into XBMC. I followed the link on the first page but nothing happens, it just boots to the command line like it did before I changed anything.
I got autostart working by the following steps:
Edit the file /etc/init/tty1.conf
Change the following Line:
To clear the screen and start X we craete a file named .bash_profile:
Pulseaudio because it didn't start automatic on my installation. Don't know why!