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Old 09-30-10, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default vdpau slowness with 260.19.06

I admit I don't use vdpau daily so it was various version that I didn't use it but two days ago I got a new tv and I found out I can't decode properly 1080p x264 videos anymore.
The same videos which I could playback perfectly (even downscaled to 720p) with some previous drivers now just go in slow motion or skips continually both on my new monitor and on the old one either with only one on or both on. I've also tried rebooting and trying kernel and both with 260.19.06 with no results. I just got this output:
mplayer -vo vdpau -vc ffh264vdpau ./hd_other_hdclub_the_butterfly.m2ts 
MPlayer SVN-r1.0~rc3+svn20090426-4.4.3 (C) 2000-2009 MPlayer Team
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing ./hd_other_hdclub_the_butterfly.m2ts.
TS file format detected.
VIDEO H264(pid=4113) AUDIO A52(pid=4352) NO SUBS (yet)!  PROGRAM N. 1
FPS seems to be: 29.970030
Forced video codec: ffh264vdpau
Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family
[VD_FFMPEG] XVMC-accelerated MPEG-2.
Selected video codec: [ffh264vdpau] vfm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg H.264 (VDPAU))
Opening audio decoder: [liba52] AC3 decoding with liba52
Using SSE optimized IMDCT transform
Using MMX optimized resampler
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 256.0 kbit/16.67% (ratio: 32000->192000)
Selected audio codec: [a52] afm: liba52 (AC3-liba52)
AO: [pulse] 48000Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Starting playback...
[VD_FFMPEG] XVMC-accelerated MPEG-2.
VDec: vo config request - 1920 x 1080 (preferred colorspace: H.264 VDPAU acceleration)
VDec: using H.264 VDPAU acceleration as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is 1.78:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
VO: [vdpau] 1920x1080 => 1920x1080 H.264 VDPAU acceleration 
[ASPECT] Warning: No suitable new res found!
[ASPECT] Warning: No suitable new res found!/ 24 64% 129%  2.0% 21 0 
[ASPECT] Warning: No suitable new res found!
[ASPECT] Warning: No suitable new res found!/ 27 57% 145%  2.2% 24 0 
[ASPECT] Warning: No suitable new res found!
A: 603.1 V: 601.8 A-V:  1.304 ct: -0.031  54/ 54 47% 124%  2.5% 50 0 

           **** Your system is too SLOW to play this!  ****

Possible reasons, problems, workarounds:
- Most common: broken/buggy _audio_ driver
  - Try -ao sdl or use the OSS emulation of ALSA.
  - Experiment with different values for -autosync, 30 is a good start.
- Slow video output
  - Try a different -vo driver (-vo help for a list) or try -framedrop!
- Slow CPU
  - Don't try to play a big DVD/DivX on a slow CPU! Try some of the lavdopts,
    e.g. -vfm ffmpeg -lavdopts lowres=1:fast:skiploopfilter=all.
- Broken file
  - Try various combinations of -nobps -ni -forceidx -mc 0.
- Slow media (NFS/SMB mounts, DVD, VCD etc)
  - Try -cache 8192.
- Are you using -cache to play a non-interleaved AVI file?
  - Try -nocache.
Read DOCS/HTML/en/video.html for tuning/speedup tips.
If none of this helps you, read DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html.

A: 619.8 V: 612.7 A-V:  7.084 ct: -0.014 383/383 67% 85%  1.7% 377 0
forcing even powermizer to performance didn't change anything and i've tried more than one video (this one can be grabbed from

actually I get better results with software decoding than with vdpau.
Could anyone help on this? or I've to think it's a driver problem as before i could watch those videos while now I can't anymore (using an 8600M GT 512MB) I'm using ubuntu shipped mplayer with custom built kernel and latest nvidia drivers self installed too (no packages) and I've disabled any fancy "effects"
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