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Thread: Features Coming For The VLC 2.1 Media Player

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewi View Post
    I don't think it's that bad in practise. My optical drive packed up recently so I did some research to determine whether it was worth buying a Blu-ray drive now. I concluded that it was. Only BD+ titles, which are currently limited to Fox, pose a significant problem, and even those can be played with a little more effort. The rest just work, more or less. I don't buy many films as I don't tend to rewatch so I rent them by post instead. If there's one title I want that I know to be problematic, I'll just choose DVD instead, but that hasn't happened yet.
    It doesn't change the fact that you have to crack its DRM to be able to see it. And doing that is also extremely situational, where new Blu-rays can and do make old Blu-rays not work any more. With DVDs it's the same thing, just that it's much easier to crack the DVD DRM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    I'm pretty sure the LAN comes from the same place where Client does. As in, Video LAN Client and Video LAN Server were originally created for streaming video over LAN on a campus. Now the name is completely deprecated and thus the VLC acronym has no actual meaning.
    Sorry, i didn't explain very well. What i meant was, VLC could stream video over a LAN because of it's pipeline architecture (or the architecture was designed that way to allow for that usage). That's different than a standard video player that just dumps the decoded video straight into the gpu video buffer for display.

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    Ah, all right, that makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesomeness View Post
    That is what we IT experts refer to as a bug. VDPAU decoding is (IIRC according to a videolan.org forum post) still declared experimental in 2.1.0 and will be off by default.
    It already supports libva so just use libva-vdpau

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaodan View Post
    It already supports libva so just use libva-vdpau
    Has that thing ever worked for anybody? At least for me it didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesomeness View Post
    Has that thing ever worked for anybody? At least for me it didn't.
    Neither for me.
    Probably it works only for amd/intel users, or for intel only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesomeness View Post
    Has that thing ever worked for anybody? At least for me it didn't.
    As far as I know. Is there a way to test it and be sure that it works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark45 View Post
    Neither for me.
    Probably it works only for amd/intel users, or for intel only.
    nvidia gt 670 run perfectly, without it, 25% cpu, with it, 13%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaodan View Post
    As far as I know. Is there a way to test it and be sure that it works?
    How about vainfo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    How about vainfo?
    Code:
    $ vainfo
    libva info: VA-API version 0.33.0
    libva info: va_getDriverName() returns 0
    libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib64/va/drivers/r600_drv_video.so
    libva info: va_openDriver() returns -1
    vaInitialize failed with error code -1 (unknown libva error),exit
    
    $ ls /usr/lib64/va/drivers
    nvidia_drv_video.so  s3g_drv_video.so  vdpau_drv_video.so
    Aha! So I was missing a symlink. After pointing r600_drv_video.so to vdpau_drv_video.so, I get...

    Code:
    $ vainfo
    libva info: VA-API version 0.33.0
    libva info: va_getDriverName() returns 0
    libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib64/va/drivers/r600_drv_video.so
    libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_0_33
    libva info: va_openDriver() returns 0
    vainfo: VA-API version: 0.33 (libva 1.1.1)
    vainfo: Driver version: Splitted-Desktop Systems VDPAU backend for VA-API - 0.7.4
    vainfo: Supported profile and entrypoints
          VAProfileMPEG2Simple            :	VAEntrypointVLD
          VAProfileMPEG2Main              :	VAEntrypointVLD
          VAProfileH264Baseline           :	VAEntrypointVLD
          VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointVLD
          VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointVLD
          VAProfileVC1Simple              :	VAEntrypointVLD
          VAProfileVC1Main                :	VAEntrypointVLD
          VAProfileVC1Advanced            :	VAEntrypointVLD
    Looks good. I don't have a Blu-ray to try it with just now.

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