1080p Playback

Rashkae ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Fri Jan 29 18:55:13 UTC 2010

James Bensley wrote:
> On 29 January 2010 14:40, Steve <yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> That does sound promising!
>> I’ve seen 1080p played with an Atom, Intel graphics mind you.
>> --
>> Steve
> Yeah I mean ultimately I have seen lower spec machines play 1080p like
> the ION platforms but it depends on the set up for example, I wouldn't
> need my 2.0Ghz processor when only rendering on the GPU (which is what
> I find in Windows, I have 2% CPU usage). However, I was skeptical as
> when I play videos currently in Linux I get about 70% CPU usage on
> both cores and it isn't watchable but not far off.
> If I could partially unload the work to the GPU it would be OK.
> Ideally it would be good to fully offload the job to the GPU like in
> Ubuntu but how, is my problem?

70% on both cores??? check that cpu usage with top...should make certain 
that at least the video is being output to the Video card (via XV or 
OpenGL video output).... twould be a kick in the teeth if your video 
playback is currently getting scaled by X.

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