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Multicore Video Decoding with MPlayer, Part 2

Aug 01, 2009, 03:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ben Martin)

"For this article you will need a recent NVidia graphics card, a GeForce 8 or later and the closed source NVidia graphics drivers. Recently NVidia added the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (VDPAU) to allow the GPU on your graphics card to perform some of the video stream decoding work.

"If you have the closed source NVidia drivers installed and obtain MPlayer from its subversion repository then VDPAU will be detected during ./configure. Once MPlayer is configured, compiled, and installed, the main thing you might have to do is update your ~/.mplayer/codecs.conf file to tell MPlayer about the VDPAU codecs."

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