Thanks! This solved all problems that - I thought- had to do with not fully matured VAAPI support on AMD's side (never bothered to look if it had anything to do with XBMC).
Originally Posted by ludovicrl
And from gbeauche:
libva1_0.31.1-1+sds5 (dated 26 jan 2011)
xvba-video_0.7.8.pre1-1 (dated 26 jan 2011)
Everything plays very smoothly with full HW acceleration now .
But I noticed a few things that I would've hoped to have been solved by now:
Sometimes switching to (and from) movies in xbmc there is garbled output for a (very) short moment. Sometimes just before the movie starts, sometimes after quitting a movie and returning to the xbmc interface. Also sometimes starting xbmc from within Ubuntu. Could this this be related to resolution changes, as I think I've read somewhere on the xbmc forum?
I have a HD5550 card, that supports UVD 2.2. Now it could be me but I believe that UVD 2.x supports MPEG2 HW acceleration?
But nope, it is not there:
And indeed, upon checking:
Is this normal? Or is it still on its way?
vainfo: VA API version: 0.31
vainfo: Driver version: Splitted-Desktop Systems XvBA backend for VA-API - 0.7.8.pre1
vainfo: Supported profile and entrypoints
VAProfileH264High : VAEntrypointVLD
VAProfileVC1Advanced : VAEntrypointVLD
In summary I see VAAPI support almost as usable now under XBMC (except for the resolution switch problem, at least that seems to be the problem -as I seem to understand- related to the short garbled moments I see, on swithing between content and GUI).