[mythtv] A couple of questions about mythtv 0.19

Stuart Auchterlonie stuarta at squashedfrog.net
Tue Jul 11 19:08:46 UTC 2006

On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 01:47:11PM -0400, Isaac Richards wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 July 2006 1:11 pm, Hamish wrote:
> > 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.

Well the DRI is the basis of accelerated video and support for the
newer radeons is considered experimental.

> 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.

I'll be moving up to this platform once it passes some tests
so i'll keep an eye out during testing....


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