Originally Posted by tux99
I think the vaapi packages from whatever distro you use must be flawed.
Originally Posted by Turtleggjp
(only tried Mythbuntu 12.04 so far)
Kinda surprising that such an HTPC centered OS would have such flawed VA-API packages.
Oh well, maybe it's just MythTV's support, which is too bad since that was what I had hoped to use this system for. My Ion system has been wonderful these last couple of years, but it has developed one slight problem (or rather it has one drawback that has only recently become an issue). It only has 4 SATA ports (3 internal, 1 eSATA), and I have put together a RAID array that I would like to grow larger than 4 disks. With no option for expansion cards, my only choice seems to be connecting additional drives by USB. That's where the E-350 system came in, since it has 6 SATA ports.
That's great to hear that VLC seems to be working well with VA-API. I had heard of such success, which is why I've been trying other things besides my tried and tested NVIDIA cards. I'm not giving up on this yet, but it may go back on the back burner for now. In the meantime, I'm going to try and upgrade the rest of my MythTV systems to 0.25, since I was impressed with some of the improvements that have been made (other than VA-API support). Most importantly, it's better handling of Blu Ray subtitle tracks inside MKV files, especially recognizing the forced subtitles on Captain America (only 5 of them in a seperate track that I flagged as a forced track in MKVMerge). I should have Fedora 17 Live Gnome and KDE by now too, so I'll take those for a quick spin as well, perhaps while my atom systems are compiling MythTV 0.25 (that takes a while
EDIT 1: Fedora 17 Gnome: 1280x800 max.
Actually, that seems to be the only resolution option. Compositing seems to be working though. Gnome 3 still bugs me...
EDIT 2: Fedora 17 KDE: Same 1280x800 restriction (no surprise there). Compositing in KDE is working, and quite nicely too. I see a little bit of tearing when moving windows, but not while using the Desktop Cube effects (switching desktops and Ctrl+F11). Fall Apart effect looks good too.