Originally Posted by djb61230
Ahh I see. I don't see that happening here at all. Some people mentioned mplayer was OK, have you verified that with your system?
How are you getting your mpeg2 video? OTA? QAM? Or is it any mpeg2, like from a DVD that should be "pristine", that displays incorrectly?
Is there a possibility that you are just not getting a solid signal? I guess if mplayer plays it correctly then that would eliminate that possibility.
You probably thought of all this but it doesn't hurt to mention it.
Yes, mpeg-2 from a dvd displays fine, but if there is any corruption (such as I get from time to time with my QAM or OTA recordings I get the artifact above with VDPAU (but at most a minor glitch when using software decoding). mplayer using VDPAU behaves the same way. Mplayer using software decoding works fine. So I'm fairly certain it is how the hardware is handling the corruption.
Basically, as long as I am not using VDPAU, it is fine, mplayer or myth's internal player.
Bob doesn't help. neither does any other deinterlacing I've tried in myth or with mplayer, so long as I am using vdpau.
Based on that nvidia thread I linked and the fact that others experienced the same problem and a patch was needed I'm chalking this up as a bug. Just wondering if there is a patch I can apply to the nvidia driver I'm using, or an upgrade that will help. I posted on the nvidia forum.
I know the easy answer is don't use VDPAU, but with my ION frontend I need it for some of my x264 material (and I prefer the internal player). So right now, when I am watching recordings I use one non vdpau playback profile, and for mythvideo I have to switch the playback profile to use VDPAU to handle my high bitrate x264 material. I guess I could just use mplayer with vdpau for mythvideo, but I prefer the integration and features of the internal player.
Or if my cable company would just send a better quality signal.