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Developers / Re: Cyberlink HD video player accelerated video playback
« on: November 15, 2008, 11:17:37 am »
Hello all

just replying to myself to let you guys know that nvidia also released their purevideo api with patches for mplayer!

look at :

With kind regards

William van de Velde

Developers / Cyberlink HD video player accelerated video playback
« on: October 14, 2008, 07:06:31 am »
Hello all,

i'm using lmce 0710 with much success. I have my wiimote running, i use asterisk, i use X10 home automation and of course i'm using the media center for my tv.

When it comes to linux and video playback i'm still having issues with streams at 1080i/p. My machine p4 2.1 Ghz 512 MB ram cannot play these streams because of the enormous CPU decoding.

Now ii have been looking at which has a lot of information about linux hardware.
Looking at the article it seems that when amd is going to release the latest closed source catalyst drivers they will also release some plugin for video acceleration which could be used for hd streams.

Is it possible to replace the video player with a version of cyberlink which will possible include support for these accelerated video playback using the UVD chip?
It would be nice if there was some sort of wrapper for the playback off video so you could choose yourself what player you would like to use.

It would be realy nice to get this kind of support so i could take full benefit of my HD television.
I think it would also be possible for mplayer or Xine to adopt these acceleration method but that will take some time.

What are your thoughts?

With kind regards,

William van de Velde

Developers / mkv (matroska) media container subtitle support
« on: July 23, 2008, 02:47:23 pm »
Hello all,

I have a question regarding mkv and subtitle support.

I have a few mkv files which contains subtitles.
When i play them with xine i can select the subtitle but when i use Xine_player then i cannot select subtitles.
Can i change the default somewhere? When i start xine from the commandline and giving the option -u0 is enough to enable the default subtitle from track 0.

Thanx in advance


Users / Re: nVidia, VSync/Blank and jerky video...
« on: May 24, 2008, 11:07:43 am »
Hello all,

I have a samsung 37" 1080p screen and had a lot of troubles setting it up.

The av wizard did not configure my tv correct so then everybody is talking about custom modelines and stuf but what i saw later is that lmce is disabling edid information in the xorg config.
Does someone know why?

--use-edid, --no-use-edid
    Enable or disable use of the EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) from your display device(s). The EDID will be used for driver operations such as building lists of available modes, determining valid frequency ranges, and computing the DPI (Dots Per Inch). This option defaults to TRUE (the NVIDIA X driver will use the EDID, when available). It is NOT recommended that you use this option to globally disable use of the EDID; instead, use '--no-use-edid-freqs' or '--no-use-edid-dpi' to disable specific uses of the EDID.

when the av wizard configured my tv as standard 1024x768 ui mask 2 alpha blending zero for better video playback i edited my xorg.conf manualy:
        section device
        Option "UseEdidDpi" "false"
        Option "UseEDID" "true"

These options are for nvidia drivers only!!

Now i rebooted my md and voila it was running perfectly 1080p

Now i have seen that using alpha blending is a real penalty for performance!!!
So disable that and see what happens.

I guess that within the next year video playback support for linux will be getting better!

Good luck

William van de Velde

Users / Re: Anyone successfully playing H.264 videos?
« on: May 07, 2008, 08:48:31 am »
Hello Skeptic,

I have no weird issues with h264.
I'm using LMCE0710beta4 amd64 core with a i386 MD!

The problem is most of the time the video card but i have read on the internet that xine-lib wil also cause green artifacts!
I'm using an nvidia 7600GS and that card works like a charm!

With kind regards

William van de Velde

Users / Re: CM11a gives Exception on serial port
« on: April 16, 2008, 07:12:16 am »
Not a whole new story.

I had the same problem when using the lmce 0710 beta 3.
after upgrading to the latest patches/sources from jondecker i did not have that issue any more.

if you have lmce beta 3 try my suggestion in the topic :

which was succesfull for beta3 possible it works also in beta 4!

With kind regards,

William van de Velde

Users / Re: Burn ripped DVD or recorded TV show
« on: April 15, 2008, 09:15:43 pm »
apt-cache search delivers

mytharchive - create and burn DVD's from MythTV - binary file
mytharchive-data - create and burn DVD's from MythTV - data files

I have no real experience with either one but i guess you could search google for it!

with kind regards

William van de Velde

Users / Re: CM11a gives Exception on serial port
« on: April 15, 2008, 09:03:30 pm »
please search the forums before opening a new topic!

there are a few problems with the current releases.

take a look at:

Users / Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« on: April 12, 2008, 10:59:43 am »
Well can you try to run the wminput command from the commandline ssh would be enough!

wminputd -c ir_ptr mac address

you can find the mac address with hcitool scan

then push the red button!

the wminputd command should be saying: Ready

With kind regards

William van de Velde

Users / Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« on: April 10, 2008, 08:53:45 am »
Hello Gazmann

Well the wiimote is only connected to the MD with the dongle

so try to run the script and all on the MD you wanna control.

If you wanna control the hybrid than connect the dongle to that one and try again!

Did you try that?

With kind regards

William van de Velde

Users / Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« on: April 07, 2008, 08:20:42 pm »
thanx Zaerc my mistake!!

Users / Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« on: April 07, 2008, 06:28:54 pm »
And does changing the acceleration settings with xset help?

try e.g. xset 6 6

the mouse will go to fast but it should move over the whole screen!

you can change it like this from a ssh session to the media director:

export DISPLAY=:0
xset 6 6

then point the wiimote and check if the cursor moves further!!

With kind regards

William van de Velde

Users / Re: Cheapest solution for h.264 720p/1080p playback
« on: April 04, 2008, 01:21:42 pm »
try reading this post:

You need a lot of power to playback 1080p streams!

intel core2duo can play it!

With kind regards

William van de Velde

Users / Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« on: April 03, 2008, 07:43:25 am »
Hello tkmedia

What problems do you have?

if you installed the packages you should be able to:
modprobe uinput
put in the bluetooth dongle
>then run after pressing the red button beside the battery (blue lights should flash):
hcitool scan

>then copy the mac address besides the wminput

wminput -c ir_ptr macaddress
>then press again the red button
now you should have a working wiimote?

if not what message does wminput give you?

With kind regards

William van de Velde

Users / Re: 1080p for a Media Director
« on: April 01, 2008, 07:34:24 am »

You could try a mainboard with integrated nvidia graphics!


But you have to keep in mind that no video vendor has realy good accelerated video playback for linux so the processor has to be fast to process 1080p streams!

I am waiting for intel x3100 graphics chips to be supported with the vaapi from intel

They promise to give accelerated video playback for:
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

With kind regards

William van de Velde

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