Posted Nov 5, 2010 23:35 UTC (Fri) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263)
Parent article: LPC: Life after X
>and VDPAU is an improvement over Xv
My experience with a Digital Signage project: VDPAU has been quite some crap. It requires significantly more CPU power when displaying two 1920×1080 WMV3 clips at the same time compared to Xv. (With a single one, it's all finego figure.) If it was not for the nvidia driver only providing a maximum XvImage size of 2048×2048, I would still use Xv to display a single 3840×1080 clip. And since I have seen 8192×8192 offered somewhere by some radeon* or so driver, I don't believe that 2048 is due to some hardware limitation.