Hardware Decoding (Assist)

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arrmo
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Re: Hardware Decoding (Assist)

Post by arrmo »

Thanks for the info - much appreciated!

wmarler
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Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:08 pm

Re: Hardware Decoding (Assist)

Post by wmarler »

Hey! I'm back.

When I first tried using vdpau with the $25 eBay card - a GeForce GT 610 - I got errors that seemed to indicate vdpau couldn't be initiated. I couldn't figure out wtf not, and I got distracted by other, less frustrating problems.

Then about a month ago I realized that although the card was in the computer and the drivers loaded, I had my monitor connected to the onboard VGA. Perhaps the video card not detecting an attached monitor was preventing it from initializing? So I wired it up, and now the comskip output doesn't have any warnings or errors in it. So that seems great.

Unfortunately it doesn't process faster, or use less CPU (I watched top) with vdpau enabled.

Here's with vdpau: Runtime was 20:41:52 -> 20:45:37, 3m 45s (225s). Command was

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comskip --ini=/etc/comskip.ini -v 10 --vdpau --hwassist /media/nextpvr/nextpvr-ota-recordings/FOX\ 31\ Morning\ News\ at\ 900am/FOX\ 31\ Morning\ News\ at\ 900am_20200910_09001000.ts
Without vdpau, the runtime was 21:00:53 -> 21:04:38, 3m 45s (). Command was

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comskip --ini=/etc/comskip.ini -v 10  /media/nextpvr/nextpvr-ota-recordings/FOX\ 31\ Morning\ News\ at\ 900am/FOX\ 31\ Morning\ News\ at\ 900am_20200910_09001000.ts
Log output (with a bit of the middle snipped out so my free pastebin account would accept it), is here: https://pastebin.com/F0Rb24Hd

Any pointers on what I could be missing? Or other things to try?

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