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joerod

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Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2010, 03:22:34 pm »
I am having the same exact issue... with xv the hd content plays (not extremely well, but it plays); when I switched to vdpau i just get a black screen with sound. Although there was a noticeable improvement with everything else once I manually switched the hardware acceleration from xv to vdpau.

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Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2010, 09:42:12 pm »
hi,
I have the same problem as you joerod
I have never find the solution
vdpau does not work or there is a problem in xine player
i have gt220 nvidia and linuxmce version snapshots 11-Jun-2010

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Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2010, 09:13:40 pm »
I've install linuxmce snapshots (23152)
always the same problem as joerod
when i see a hd movie (.m2ts) with xine player there is no picture but i have sound
I think I am not alone to have the same problem
if any one can install linuxmce snapshot (23152) for test
thank

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Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2010, 09:59:24 pm »
I might be wrong on this.
Are those .m2ts files you are talking about blueray rips?
As far as I know xine do not support blueray movies.
That´s why mplayer is started for when a .m2ts movie is played.

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Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2010, 11:04:47 pm »
I did try with mplayer and xine does not work
always the same default

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Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2010, 01:01:43 pm »
In my case MKV files are played with xv acceleration using xine more or less well. VDPAU never worked for me (I have integrated GF8200 which supports VDPAU). Using Xine I don't have either picture or sound. Mplayer just plays sound and no picture with xv or vdpau.

I already wrote about that problem in this topic - http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=9998.0 You can find the log file messages there.
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Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2010, 12:41:31 am »
Any updates to this topic?

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Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2010, 03:28:30 am »
OK, I'm not entirely sure this has anything to do with the problem as I see it probably has more to do with vdpau than xine but here is a conversation I had that may help a bit...

I asked: whats the recommend way to get mkv and other h264 codecs to work?

[Fri Jul 9 2010] [21:00:48] <TSCHAKeee>
first, a correction
what you're experiencing has nothing to do with h.264
we supply h.264 codecs already, as part of ffmpeg
and an appropriate GPU can decode them on-card via VDPAU
with that said, what you're experiencing
is the fact that you're downloading pirated movies off bittorrent
(don't deny it)
which are using a newer MKV encapsulation
MKV is a container format
we do have an updated xine, which niz23 has backported the demuxer from the upcoming xine release
however, we do not currently supply them as part of the build
because they break VDR
at least until we can rebuild vdr-sxfe to properly handle the new xine libs
IF you want the new xine, you will have to forcefully install the debs
they are located here: http://tschak.homelinux.com/deb/
install them all at the same time, with dpkg
keep in mind however, that you are on your own
we can't provide any support for these packages, as we are still working things out with it relating to what I mentioned above.

if you do not know how to install packages by hand with dpkg
much less how to install a batch of them at the same time
either (a) google it or (b) forget it
the mplayer player will be removed.
we will remove it from the build soon.


This got video and sound to work correctly.... kinda... I'm working on it; but it does seem to work

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Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2010, 09:27:26 pm »
before I  using this patch to read the hd movie (pluto-mplayer-player_2.0.0.44.10022622803_i386.deb) but since I've installed the latest version LinuxMCE patch does not work because the version of mplayer is more recent

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Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2010, 10:27:27 pm »
Sorry man I didn't really understand that... but mplayer shouldn't be used... xine should be used to play everything.  Make sure that your movie is not classified as "Linuxcmce Blueray Disc" and make sure it does not have a m2ts extention... I think those two conditions will cause the video to be played with mplayer instead of xine.

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Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2010, 11:40:03 pm »
ok
I thought mplayer was of actualite
thank joerod
what extension for hd movie ??

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Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2010, 08:47:31 am »
Sorry man I didn't really understand that... but mplayer shouldn't be used... xine should be used to play everything.  Make sure that your movie is not classified as "Linuxcmce Blueray Disc" and make sure it does not have a m2ts extention... I think those two conditions will cause the video to be played with mplayer instead of xine.

Correct. But the problem is that xine doesn't play the latest MKV files. And in my case it doesn't play even old ones which I watched using mplayer under 0710. Have a look that thread - http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=9998
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Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2010, 06:33:08 pm »
yup, same here...but as far as I read, we will probably have to wait for the next release...I checked in trac and there it says the issue has been put on halt.

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Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2010, 10:03:57 pm »
this updated xine that I posted above doesn't play the mkv files?

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IF you want the new xine, you will have to forcefully install the debs
they are located here: http://tschak.homelinux.com/deb/
install them all at the same time, with dpkg
keep in mind however, that you are on your own
we can't provide any support for these packages, as we are still working things out with it relating to what I mentioned above.

if you do not know how to install packages by hand with dpkg
much less how to install a batch of them at the same time
either (a) google it or (b) forget it
the mplayer player will be removed.
we will remove it from the build soon.


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Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2010, 05:46:09 am »
this updated xine that I posted above doesn't play the mkv files?


Worked for me.