[ltp] playback of fhd video on linux

Arian Kuschki linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 26 Feb 2011 00:11:20 +0100

Thank you for the clarification, this war really helpful.
On Thu, 24 Feb 2011 18:23:43 -0600, Damon Lynch <damonlynch@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 3:58 PM, Arian Kuschki <arian.kuschki@googlemail.com
> > wrote:
> > On Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:54:26 -0600, Damon Lynch <damonlynch@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > AFAIK there was only ever one option for the T400s graphics adapter, i.e.
> > > the integrated Intel X4500M.
> > ah, that is great to hear, thank you for this information! When you say
> > you are not sure about more compressed video formats, do you mean you
> > only played Blue Ray discs or did you also try h264 encoded 1080p?
> > --
> >
> I don't know if the discs I've played were encoded using MPEG-4 AVC or VC-1.
> My point was is that it is possible to encode videos using h264 in ways that
> are more CPU intensive in both encoding and decoding, depending on the
> compression options chosen at the time of encoding. A quick perusal of the
> options in the program Handbrake can give you an idea of the range of
> options available, for example.
> All the high-def video files I've personally tried have played without issue
> in VLC under Linux, but it is conceivable that somewhere out there, someone
> has encoded a 1080p video in such a way that decoding it requires more CPU
> power than found in a T400s. Is this worth worrying about? Perhaps not.
> Damon
> -- 
> http://www.damonlynch.net
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