[mythtv] Via XVMC problem after mythtv-vid merge

David Shay david at shay.net
Sat Sep 22 05:27:27 UTC 2007

On 9/21/07, Robert Johnston <anaerin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/21/07, David Shay <david at shay.net> wrote:
> > I'm using SVN 14510 with a Via EX10000EG. Openchrome drivers.  All was
> > working fine before this last SVN upgrade (which was pre-mythtv-vid
> merge).
> > I went in and set up a new video profile, and to make things simple,
> created
> > one which just used Via XVMC all of the time. This box only watches
> > recordings that are 720x480, so this should be fine.
> >
> > Mythfrontend shows this error:
> >
> > <datetime> VideoOutputXv: XvMC Adaptor Name: 'XV_SWOV'
> > Unable to create XvMC surface
> >
> > CPU utilization then goes to about 96%.
> >
> > Anything I did wrong here?  What other debugging info is needed?
> From the looks of it, you don't have Xv or XvMC support in your
> kernel/setup (I'm presuming XV_SWOV means something along the lines of
> XVideo SoftWare Overlay Video).
> Check that your openchrome drivers are working AOK (Try using mplayer
> with -vo XvMC and see if that works before trying to blame Myth).

Not it. As I said, Myth before the mythtv-vid merge was working fine.  Xine
-V xxmc works just fine too.
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