> > I followed a german tutorial on how to install VDR with xine. It had 
> > some patches for better h.264 playback, but when I tune to BBC HD, it's 
> > still painfully slow, and the image is quite bad, too!
> Try to cheat decoding in ~/.xine/config:
> video.processing.ffmpeg_choose_speed_over_accuracy:1
> video.processing.ffmpeg_pp_quality:0
> video.processing.ffmpeg_skip_loop_filter:all
> video.processing.ffmpeg_thread_count:2

I have tried this options, but they don't help me on my slow CPU (P4 3GGz for 

> Regarding image quality: you'll have to use a deinterlacer
> xine ... 
> -Dtvtime:method=Greedy2Frame,cheap_mode=0,pulldown=0,use_progressive_frame_flag=0

how is it possible to disable deinterlacing at all on xine for 1080i ? 

> Using use_progressive_frame_flag=1 will disable the deinterlacer 
> for progressive images automatically and save some CPU cycles but 
> broadcasters often do not set this flag correctly in the images 
> especially when there is only a little area with heavy movement 
> (e. g. a football). Hence, those images do not get deinterlaced 
> and look awfully.
> > I compiled xine with the ffmpeg option (external ffmpeg or something) 
> > but I never installed ffmpeg nor are there any instructions on how to do so.
> configure ; make ; make install
> > I mean, I could compile ffmpeg eventually, I just need to know if I need 
> > to apply any more patches or so ...
> > I installed ffmpeg from the repository, but it doesn't seem to have any 
> > effect.
> Optimize your FFmpeg for your hardware, e. g.
> ../ffmpeg/configure --prefix=/soft/ffmpeg-video --arch=i686 
> --cpu=pentium4 --enable-pthreads --enable-shared --enable-gpl 
> --enable-postproc --disable-stripping
> Similar optimization for xine-lib / xine-ui:
> CFLAGS='-g3 -O3 -pipe -march=pentium4' ../xine-lib-1.2/configure 
> --prefix=/soft/xine-lib-1.2-video --with-external-ffmpeg 
> --disable-dxr3
> CFLAGS='-g3 -O3 -pipe -march=pentium4' ../xine-ui/configure 
> --prefix=/soft/xine-ui-1.2-video  --enable-vdr-keys
> Last but not least: make sure that you use a graphics board which 
> supports hardware color space conversion and image scaling. Use 
> an appropriate output driver, e. g.
> xine ... -V xv

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