[mythtv] mythfrontend: xvideo bad colors

Isaac Richards ijr at case.edu
Sun Feb 26 05:13:49 UTC 2006

On Saturday 25 February 2006 23:59, Dewey Garrett wrote:
> Hello,
> If I start X (xvideo enabled) and use
>    mplayer -vo xv
> or
>    xine --video-driver=xv
> I can play an mpg file or use /dev/video0 directly with no
> problems and very low cpu usage.
> If I start mythfrontend (with xvideo enabled) the colors are wrong
> -- skin tones are bluish, lips are greenish for instance.  (The
> colors are normal if I start X with xvideo disabled.)
> After I stop mythfrontend, then xine and mplayer show the same
> wrong colors as with mythfrontend.  Correct colors for xine and
> mplayer are restored only by restarting X.

Two options:

- Adjust the playback picture controls (bound to F) during playback.
- Disable the Xv picture controls in the frontend settings, and restart X.

The ATI video drivers have a different range/meaning of the control values 
than other drivers.


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