[mythtv] VDPAU Fails after 3 prior successful plays

Mark Kendall mark.kendall at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 15:12:24 UTC 2009

2009/9/28 Richard Taylor <richard at artaylor.co.uk>:
> 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.

Can you create a ticket for this and attach a full log from
'mythfrontend -v playback' of a failed attempt at playback.

> 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.

This is a well known issue that is less well understood. There has
been a fair amount of discussion about it on irc and there's no need
to create a ticket - I can't imagine 0.22 will go out without it being
fixed. The trick to get past it it at the moment is to trigger a
repaint of the playback window - fairly easy with a keyboard and some
alt-tabbing, less easy via a remote.



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