Here's a description about whats needed from xine in order to use hw
accelerated playback when using directfb on the pi;

On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 12:15 AM, Torgeir Veimo <> wrote:
> Maybe someone should to donate a Raspberry Pi to Klaus so that he is
> caught by that pi-fever as well..
> On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 12:13 AM, Torgeir Veimo <> wrote:
>> Not using xine i think. There's the vompclient, which uses a different
>> OSD altogether from vanilla VDR. It works fairly well. XBMC with PVR
>> addition using VNSI also works fairly well. Both have some glitches
>> currently though, eg when you get a window overlay in XBMC (eg. the
>> schedule), video playback starts to stutter and move along at half
>> speed.
>> On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 12:09 AM, Morfsta <> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM, Torgeir Veimo <> wrote:
>>>> The purpose for me would be to run a VDR client on a raspberry pi.
>>>> XBMC already runs there and I've used it a bit with VNSI, but until I
>>>> can get the native GUI running on XBMC, it's not WAF ready. I assume
>>>> whenever libxine is finally able to make use of the hw accelerated
>>>> decoding, xinelibplugin will supply what's needed.
>>> Yes, I have a few Pis too, I posted awhile ago as to whether anyone
>>> had had any joy with getting a VDR client running on it but didn't get
>>> a response.
>>> I would much prefer to use a Pi as a client, rather than run it
>>> through XBMC which seems very laggy as a PVR on a Pi.
>>> Is anyone working on xine acceleration for the Pi do you know?
>>> Thanks
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