On Mon, 17 Oct 2011 17:28:17 -0700
VDR User <user....@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 10:37 AM, Tony Houghton <h...@realh.co.uk> wrote:
> > Is this client only with no DVB cards? You could use an Acer Revo,
> > provided you're confident that you can get VDPAU working, because
> > the Atom CPU is a bit weak for HD. An HP Microserver with an added
> > graphics
> I'm a vdpau user and can say it's works just fine here.

Did you compile the xine stack yourself? I find it's very picky, eg if I
try to use a repository with a set of packages that allegedly support
VDPAU, vdr-sxfe doesn't work at all, and there are also difficulties
getting xine, mplayer and gstreamer to all coexist with ffmpeg.

> > they're only about £130 with the cashback offer. Unfortunately I
> > couldn't find a passively cooled VDPAU-capable card that would fit
> > so I
> There are a few, here's on example:
> 1 slot passive cooled Zotac GT430
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500221

Wouldn't fit. The Microserver only takes low profile cards and the x16
slot is also the one nearest the side of the case so there's no room for
a double height backplane or thick heatsink like this:


An 8400GS might fit, but I wouldn't expect its VDPAU capabilities to be
up to much. I currently use 8200 onboard graphics with mplayer VDPAU and
it's rather jerky as if it's dropping frames just on 720p (with the TV
at 1280x720 so no scaling is required). But that could be mplayer
struggling to sync 24fps to 60Hz.

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