[ltp] playback of fhd video on linux

Karsten König linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 19:26:04 +0100

Am Donnerstag, 24. Februar 2011, 19:12:24 schrieb Arian Kuschki:
> Hi all,
> does anybody have any experiences of playing 1080p video on linux? From
> what I have heard there have been problems in the past because of
> lacking hardware acceleration support etc. So do I for example need to
> choose a thinkpad with nvidia graphics (becaues of vdpau) or will an
> intel/ati be good enough? I was thinking of getting a T400s with
> Core 2 Duo 2,4 GHz (SP9400) and Intel 4500 MHD	graphics but not being
> able to play hd video would be a deal breaker for me.
> Thanks
> Arian

To my knowledge intel promised hd accelaration through their va-api for 4500 
as well but until now didn't deliver, I wouldn't hold my breath considering 
there are two newer generations.

There is some source around it but I haven't found anyone reporting a success.