on Gentoo there is  vdr-mplayer plugin, it is basically a script that calls
mplayer as the plugin, it only works for people that use a FrameBuffer or
DVB Hardware output device. Now from what I understood at the time is that
there are to methods for invoking mplayer there is a mplayer.sh and a
mplay.sh script both have different settings and you have to choose which
one of the 2 to use.

Gentoo information:

     Available versions:  0.10.0 ~0.10.1
     Homepage:            http://www.muempf.de/
     Description:         VDR Plugin: api to mplayer

Hope this is of any help to you.

On 11/04/2008, Josce <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>  My Hauppauge DVB card rev2.1 (FF) DVB-C card has some
> connection problem on its video out jack. So sometimes
> the screen goes blank and I have to slightly adjust the
> video out plug to regain picture.
> I am currently using vdr-1.6.0.
> I would like to use the softdevice plugin but here is the catch:
> The VGA is a Via CX700M2 and DirectFB does not support it,
> and my CPU is too slow for unaccelerated fb. (> 85% cpu usage)
> Now, Via has created a framebuffer driver that uses the CX700M2
> hardware MPEG2/MPEG4 acceleration. And a modified mplayer (VeMP1.6)
> that takes advantage of this. With this combination I can play
> vdr recordings with < 6% cpu usage. Now my question is:
> a) is there some plugin that could pipe the stream directly
> to mplayer to handle the output?
> b) could the hardware MPEG decoder by used somehow and the
> decoded stream be sent to framebuffer driver?
> c) would it be a big task to add acceleration support to the
> softdevice plugin? (Could then play hdtv stuff with it?)
> d) any other solution?
> Josce
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