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la_monda
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« on: February 26, 2011, 20:22:04 PM »

Hallo to all and thumbs up for the great 2011 release!
I was wondering if there's a way to enable vdpau as video output driver in smplayer. I need this in order to reduce cpu scaling when playing hd videos by enabling hardware acceleration of my gpu, and for the cool fonts also!
Thnx in advance
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 20:23:59 PM »

And another thing , i noticed Conky was gone from the repos...will they bring it back?
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 11:05:49 AM »

I've never been able to use hardware acceleration with the GPU  with smplayer since pardus use vaapi library instead of vdpau. (And I don't think pardus developper can do something about that.)
So, I use directly mplayer with something like that: mplayer -vo vaapi -va vaapi
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 23:56:52 PM »

You can use Gnome Mplayer to have hardware acceleration
1.     Gnome Mplayer > settings > player > use vaapi on videooutput
2.     Gnome Mplayer > settings > Mplayer > give additional parameter:  -vo vaapi -va vaapi

After that CPU load will decrease! On my Notebook CPU load shrinks from 40% to 16%  Grin


I was also not able to use vaapi with SMPlayer and I created a bugreport about that.

My preffered Player is VLC and it is also not using hardware acceleration although there is just a small trick to do during building. I also created a bugreport for VLC and vaapi.

Hope to see soon some improvement regarding SMPlayer and VLC


Bye
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