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mlpa 04-11-2013 02:08 PM

MPlayer does not support VDPAU
 
Hi, I use Slackware64 14, the mplayer in my machine does not have vdpau in its video options.
Its was removed in the compilation process?

ponce 04-11-2013 02:20 PM

no, you have to install libvdpau and rebuild it.

dugan 04-11-2013 03:20 PM

See:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...thread-899499/

http://duganchen.ca/mplayer-settings/

mlpa 04-11-2013 03:27 PM

Thanks.
The thing is I have a Ati card (5000 series) and I think I need vaapi instead of vdpau?
And there is no libvaapi in slackbuilds.

dugan 04-11-2013 03:31 PM

I have no idea how current this is, but:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5/#post4419266

TobiSGD 04-11-2013 03:46 PM

In the future users with AMD/ATI videocards will be able to use the in-built UVD video decoding units of their cards with VDPAU also, the code for that was just submitted into the Mesa git
At this time this is of course only true for users of the free radeon driver and we will have to wait for kernel 3.10, but I would expect that the proprietary driver will also switch to VDPAU.

Since it is now only Intel without support for VDPAU I would think that it might be a good idea to add libvdpau to the official Slackware tree and compile media-players with support for it.

ReaperX7 04-11-2013 09:29 PM

Most of what is pre-built into MPlayer was done so to avoid possible licensing conflicts and legal issues because MPlayer supports a lot of Grey-Area libraries like libdvdcss which might be legal in some countries but not others. As stated, if you need certain features, get the source and slackbuild script and have it rebuild after you install the required packages for those features.

mlpa 04-12-2013 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 4929965)
In the future users with AMD/ATI videocards will be able to use the in-built UVD video decoding units of their cards with VDPAU also, the code for that was just submitted into the Mesa git
At this time this is of course only true for users of the free radeon driver and we will have to wait for kernel 3.10, but I would expect that the proprietary driver will also switch to VDPAU.

Since it is now only Intel without support for VDPAU I would think that it might be a good idea to add libvdpau to the official Slackware tree and compile media-players with support for it.

I have the close source driver of AMD. The close source exposes UVD.
I installed libvdpau and vdpauinfo, but vdpau info said no nvida cards present.

At this point libvdpau do not recognize UVD?

TobiSGD 04-13-2013 03:01 PM

VDPAU on AMD is only supported for the free radeon driver and you need at least kernel 3.10 (or 3.9 with the patches from agd5f http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/l...-next-3.10-wip). The proprietary driver still uses VAAPI for video acceleration.

kingbeowulf 04-14-2013 07:27 PM

Also, vdpau on ATI is only available on some Radeon 4000 and above GPUs.

mlpa 04-15-2013 09:09 AM

I manage to get VA-API working.
probably send the packages necessary to slackbuilds.

My questions now is Mplayer does no support VA-API.
Does anyone has some insight?

kingbeowulf 04-20-2013 03:25 PM

mplayer can use ffmpeg which can use libavcodec which has support for VA-API. There are a few repos that also have mplayer builds, for example:
http://gitorious.org/vaapi/mplayer
https://launchpad.net/~sander-vangrieken/+archive/vaapi

And from http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html
Quote:

2012-11-23, Friday :: MPlayer VAAPI
posted by Compn

We would like to get MPlayer-VAAPI merged and need some developers to review and fix up the codebase. Advanced help would be appreciated, please coordinate on mplayer-dev-eng mailing list for more information.
So their repo should have some code to try out.
Also, you can use vdpau as a backend for VA-API: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/vaapi


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