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[solved] Problems with CoreAVC 1.8.5 on Linux

[UPDATE] Alan fixed the Segmentation Fault issue for CoreAVC version 1.8.5.0, so Matroska files can be played back again. See this thread at his project site: #62. Thanks a lot Alan!
Playback of AVCHD still doesn’t work. Read this workaround for playing back AVCHD footage without CoreAVC.

On 17th of October CoreCodec released their decoder CoreAVC version 1.8.5.0.
It’s not working for Linux at the moment. This is what happens if one one uses the dshowserver to test the functionality (like described here) of the new CoreAVCDecoder.ax library in /usr/lib/win32: Continue reading ‘[solved] Problems with CoreAVC 1.8.5 on Linux’

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Tearing with nVidia drivers and mplayer with “-vo xv”

Well, let’s start with the conclusion: setting XV_SYNC_TO_VBLANK has no effect, if a second monitor is attached.

But let’s start at the very beginning: What is tearing? Well, this is how Wikipedia defines it:

Screen tearing is a phenomenon in video where a previously rendered frame overlaps a newly rendered frame, creating a torn look as two parts of an object (such as a wall) don’t line up…

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Adobe Flash Player 10 and Hardware Acceleration for Linux

A buzz word is going around: hardware acceleration regarding Linux and GPU usage

Adobe has announced the finale release of its Flash Player. The Version 10.
It’s been said, it’s capable of using hardware acceleration under Linux, and that may be the truth actually. But – we are not talking about H.264 acceleration and we are talking about more limitation than only that: Read the blog of Kaourantin for more details. Or a more brief story here.
The statement, Linux won’t have hardware acceleraton for H.264 content in near future is as real as before.
But now I know at least why my fullscreen flash playback gave me 5 frames/sec. It’s because I’m using compiz. This is a no-go combination.

Stuttgart by Bicycle

Navigating with GPS and a bike in the Stuttgart area? No problem anymore: VVS Fahrradroutenplaner
I’m just impressed! I’ve been using this many times now. And in combination with Google Earth, it’s perfect tool to get everywhere in my area.
Just a little tip: In Google Earth you can let mountain look 3 times higher, than they really are. That way it’s much clearer to see, if one track is easy, normal, difficult, or almost impossible to do by bike.
You can set it up under: Continue reading ‘Stuttgart by Bicycle’