[mythtv] Re: Xv support

Jason mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Fri, 22 Nov 2002 14:06:12 -0500

I had a Diamond Viper V770 (AGP).  I was SOL.  The card was good for me 
on most apps but there were always small incompatabilities, even in 
windows.  I tried the latest NVidia drivers to no avail.  Since 
DiamondMM is gone so it is really difficult to get support for this 
card.   So I bit the bullet and bought a MSI Geforce 4MX 440 with video 
in and out.   I'm not using the video in just yet; I'm still using my 
hauppauge winTV, but overall the card has behaved with the NVidia drivers.

In general, from what I've read in this group, a cheap NVidia Geforce 
generallly works well.  You can also visit 
http://www.xfree86.org/current/Status.html or 
http://www.xfree86.org/cardlist.html to check your card per Xfree86. 
 Other than that, buy your new card at a place with a generous return 
policy. ;)

Check the online myth-tv FAQ and the message board.  There is currently 
a thread going on about system components.  you can easily do a search 
of the mailing list using google search with "site:snowman.net" in the 
search string excluding """'s of course.


swan-1 wrote:

>Running xvinfo, I do not find I420 or YV12.  I'm using
>a Diamond V330 (RIVA 128 based) PCI w/S-video out,
>video card.  Is there something I need to do to get
>Xv support, or am I just SOL?  If I get a new video
>board, how to I make sure that it's got 1) Xv support,
>and 2) works well with mythtv?
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