[mythtv] Via XVMC problem after mythtv-vid merge

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Sep 22 06:02:19 UTC 2007

On 09/22/2007 01:27 AM, David Shay wrote:
> 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 MPEG2 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.

Did you do a make distclean?  I've heard reports of mmx being disabled
until the user did a make distclean.  (Also, knowing it worked before
doesn't prove that it was enabled by configure.  Check the configure


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