Niels Wagenaar wrote:
> -----Original message-----
> From: Torgeir Veimo <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Mon 01-12-2008 12:58
> To: VDR Mailing List <>;
> Subject: Re: [vdr] MythTV Adds Support For NVIDIA VDPAU
>> On 1 Dec 2008, at 21:49, Magnus Hörlin wrote:
>>> I have introduced VDR to at least 20 people (mostly windows-users)
>>> over the years, but this may be the day it ends.
>> It appears you think that VDR will never get a plugin that can utilise
>> the VDPAU (or similar) api?
> Why should it depend on VDR or its plugins? The only reason when VDPAU
> would be used, is in combination with software based device output plugins
> like the xine & xineliboutput. As soon as Xine supports VDPAU, then the
> VDR plugins *should* support it as well.
> For other (read: hardware) output devices, VDPAU isn't used at all.
> And from my point of view, MythTV is still not as accesible compared too
> for instance Mediaportal or Microsoft MCE. IMHO, the best combo is still
> VDR for DVB viewing in combination with XBMC for multimedia viewing. But
> then again, this is my oppinion :-)
> Regards,
> Niels Wagenaar
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Yes, I've heard som nice things about XBMC lately so maybe I'll check it 
out. My second look at Myth didn't impress me more than it did five 
years ago. I think I'll stick to VDR awhile longer mostly since I know 
it in and out, and that I think highly of Klaus. Installing Myth was the 
same as it was last time and I couldn't even get it to lock with my 
multiproto drivers. I had hoped that Myth had more documentation by now 
and that it would be a lot easier to install, but I guess I was wrong. I 
couldn't find anything that matches Reinhard's Howto's for instance. It 
seems most Myth users install distro packages, but I prefer compiling 
"bleeding edge" myself. And that's what it takes to get VDPAU running. I 
don't have time for this right now so I'll just wait for Christmas and 
hope that by then I can have VDR with native .ts, h.264 and S2API 
(although I fully understand that Klaus has issues with it!) and xine 
with VDPAU. And maybe XBMC together with some trick lirc-controlled 
scripts to switch between that and VDR.
If not, maybe I'll have another go at Myth. But I hope I won't have to...
/Magnus H

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