[mythtv] A couple of questions about mythtv 0.19

Isaac Richards ijr at case.edu
Tue Jul 11 17:47:11 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 11 July 2006 1:11 pm, Hamish wrote:
> 'Like a desktop application'? Does that mean the mythfrontend isn't
> considered to be a desktop application? Now I'm really confused... Do you
> mean that you only consider mythtv should be used in the manner of an
> appliance? WIth always full screen, no keyboard, remote control style?

Yes, that's what the entire UI is designed for.

> BTW... I found why the stop/start was happening... In a word DRI. WHy? I
> have no idea, unless you can think of a reason why DRI (XOrg r300 drivers
> from CVS/git on a saphire radeon X550) would cause the pausing.

Myth tries to use various methods to provide smoother video playback (that 
mplayer/xine/etc don't) - DRI on ATI cards is one of them.  On some setups 
(don't know if it's config, driver version, specific hardware, whatever) we 
get back bad data, and that causes really bad video playback.  Could probably 
work around it by not trusting the driver so much, but there's been no 
incentive to.


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