hi sorry to revive an old thread - i followed instructions http://ps3mediaserver.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4253
and i get vdpau playback using mplayer/smplayer of 720/1080p mkv files with low cpu utilisation on ubuntu lucid.
when i use PMS i get high cpu utilisation, it doesn't use vdpau. is there now a way to configure PMS now to use vdpau? i am using the latest beta.
my hardware is dual-core 3.4ghz, 2gb ram, nvidia 8400gs.
thanks very much in advance.