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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:41 pm    Post subject: h264 accelerated playback with open radeon possible? Reply with quote

hi,

Playing anything h264 encoded, at least 1080p, results in atop 67% average cpu usage, even with playing with -lavdopts threads=N. I recall with a geforce 8600 mplayer plays at average of 3% cpu usage.

Is there a way to play h264 with gfx accel on open radeon?

thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. Only mpeg2, and even that using shaders, which is very inefficient. If you want decoding using the dedicated hardware decoders, you'll need to use to proprietary fglrx driver.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait a minute, ATI proprietary fglrx driver can do H.264 hardware decoding? Is there any player that supports this?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If xvba-video still works, you can use vaapi players (VLC, mplayer-vaapi). Otherwise, XBMC has direct xvba support in a branch.
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