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  • #31
    Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
    Just UVD2? Why not UVD/UVD+ (R600)? The only difference I can tell from reading the wikipedia article is that UVD2 supports dual-stream decoding, which most people don't need or care about.
    only UVD2 has hardware HDCP Copyprotektion.. if they give some infos abaut uvd1 some people can hack the DRM Copyprotektion and the hd2000 VGA carts lost there Blueray hdready logo/funktionality..

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Kano View Post
      @monraaf

      You reminded me of updateing the infos at the end of the script. The way you tried works with nvidia and intel (there you need -2 script) but not with fglrx. fglrx only works with -vo vaapi:gl[:reflect]. Don't know when this will change.

      2nd hint: if it still does not play check mediainfo if it is h264 L5.1.
      Thanks Kano, with -vo vaapi:gl I got it to work.

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      • #33
        As you are a gentoo user why don't write yourself the needed ebuilds?

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
          only UVD2 has hardware HDCP Copyprotektion.. if they give some infos abaut uvd1 some people can hack the DRM Copyprotektion and the hd2000 VGA carts lost there Blueray hdready logo/funktionality..
          Hate to burst your bubble but HDCP support is not included with the XvBA library. Linux itself has no HDCP capabilities. It is not only the video that has to be protected.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Nille View Post
            But the HD3XXX Generation has UVD and as an big fan of ATI i'm feeling betrayed
            the opensource driver will have viedeo acceleration for older cards!

            realy ;-)
            Last edited by Qaridarium; 11-03-2009, 12:53 PM.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Kano View Post
              As you are a gentoo user why don't write yourself the needed ebuilds?
              Me? No, I hate compiling everything, I use Ubuntu.

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              • #37
                I'll have to find some more taxing clips, but in my experience so far, this has pretty impressive results. I've been trying some of the various h.264 clips (trying to find the highest frame size and bitrate ones I can) on http://www.h264info.com/clips.html

                This isn't a comprehensive, or particularly scientific benchmark, but it gives an idea of the difference in processor (CPU) usage between Xv and XvBA. I'm using htop to monitor mplayer, btw.

                Phenom II 810 (2.6GHz), MSI 790GX-G65 using onboard HD3300:


                I am Legend 1080p (really 816p):
                without XvBA: max 77% CPU
                with XvBA: max 3% CPU


                Coraline 1080p (from the link at the top of the page at Digital Digest)

                without XvBA: spiked at 99% usage 102secs into the clip, mplayer complains system is too slow, but for the most part was 30-70%
                with XvBA: %2-3

                So far any of the others I've played back give the same results: no more than %3 usage. If anyone knows of a particularly strenuous clip I'd like to try it.

                Cheers,
                Jesse

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                  Hate to burst your bubble but HDCP support is not included with the XvBA library. Linux itself has no HDCP capabilities. It is not only the video that has to be protected.
                  is not included yes.. but you can revers engenering the UVD funktionality !

                  if you have any funktion on the uvd1 in use you can revers the copyprotection.

                  why there are no specs for the uvd2 unit?? its only because if they push out specs they lost@copyprotektion

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                    the opensource driver will have viedeo acceleration for older carts!

                    realy ;-)

                    I realize that english is not your first language Qaridarium but the word is card not carts. In english this is a cart:



                    and this is a card (at least when speaking in computer terms):

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                      I realize that english is not your first language Qaridarium but the word is card not carts. In english this is a cart:
                      and this is a card (at least when speaking in computer terms):
                      [/IMG]
                      thank you very much :-)

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