[mythtv] Win32 Packager, 0.21-fixes and filters

Robert Johnston anaerin at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 08:51:03 UTC 2008

I've successfully compiled 0.21-fixes on my Vista desktop using the 
Win32 Packager (Though for some reason the same binaries segfault on my 
wife's XP box, but that's unrelated). The problem is, none of the 
deinterlacing filters (kerneldeint, linearblend, yadif etc) can be 
loaded. I get the following output from the frontend:

2008-10-29 02:29:37.161 VideoOutputD3D: Direct3D device adapter 
successfully initialized
2008-10-29 02:29:37.173 OSD Theme Dimensions W: 640 H: 480
2008-10-29 02:29:38.456 Connecting to backend server: 
(try 1 of 5)
2008-10-29 02:29:38.457 New DB connection, total: 3
2008-10-29 02:29:38.463 Using protocol version 40
2008-10-29 02:29:38.465 Realtime priority would require SUID as root.
2008-10-29 02:29:38.479 TV: Changing from None to WatchingPreRecorded
2008-10-29 02:29:38.479 Event socket closed. No connection to the backend.
2008-10-29 02:29:38.483 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: 
2008-10-29 02:29:38.500 FilterManager: failed to load filter 
'linearblend', no such filter exists
2008-10-29 02:29:38.506 Couldn't load deinterlace filter linearblend
2008-10-29 02:29:38.519 Video timing method: USleep with busy wait

The video plays just fine, but is not deinterlaced.

The filters are in the bin folder (Along with the rest of the dll's that 
load AOK), so why isn't this system picking them up properly?

A few other notes:

The menus don't display fullscreen, they're windowed all the time 
(Though playback itself is fullscreen).

"Fill" seems strange. I've got a 16:10 display (1680:1050) yet 16:9 
content fills the whole frame. Shouldn't there be some (Minor) letterboxing?

The "Event Socket" is reported as going up and down regularly. Is this a 
fault, a problem, or just overly verbose logging?
Robert "Anaerin" Johnston

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