[mythtv] VDPAU Fails after 3 prior successful plays

stev391 at exemail.com.au stev391 at exemail.com.au
Sun Sep 27 23:44:12 UTC 2009

> Hi,
> I am using an Acer Revo R3600, nVidia drivers 185.18.36 and Kernel
> 2.6.31 with an svn build of MythTV (svn r.22076).
> I have noticed a couple of issues with VDPAU under MythTV - both of the
> below are reproducible on my system.
> I hope to help debug and fix if given an idea of where to start looking.
> 1) If VDPAU setup fails, the player does not fall back to the ffmpeg /
> XV setting in the playback settings list, but simply hangs.
> 2) The first 3 times I watch a recording work, at the 4th time of trying
> to watch a recording it will show "Please Wait..." for longer than
> normal followed by a corrupt image of a previously rendered UI screen.
> The only way I have found to remedy this is to kill off mythfrontend and
> restart.
> I haven't yet determined whether (2) is time related or not. The system
> is solely used as a frontend, so there is nothing else happening on the
> system.
> Any guidance appreciated!
> Kind regards,
> Richard.

The number "2" issue above only occured for me with the latest drivers,
the older drivers did not show this problem for me.

I can't login to my box atm but the version that worked for me, ships with
Ubuntu Jaunty...

I hope this observation helps.


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