[mythtv-users] How can I get good picture through Xv

Alex Wyatt betaalpha410 at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 16 08:30:01 EDT 2004

--- Peter Martens <peter.martens at home.nl> wrote:
> I 've finally managed to set up MythTV, using an
> Asus Pundit and a PVR-350,
> thanks to Jarod 's guide. There is only one problem
> i 'm struggling with at
> the moment. Probably this isn't really the right
> place to post it, let me
> try...
> I installed everything (only for ivtv I used latest
> CVS) from ATrpms
> packages. The sis driver from T. Winischhofer.
> Problem:
> Video through Xv is really crappy. There are
> vertical lines, about 2cm good
> picture, then 2cm horrible picture (wrong colour,
> speckles...), then again
> 2cm good picture and so on. (maybe a difficult way
> to describe something
> well known, but I don't know). When I play through
> X11 (e.g. mplayer -vo
> x11), there is no problem.
> It seems though that my Xvideo is broken. I don 't
> know how to fix this....
> Who can help me with this issue?
> Greetings,
> Peter

I'm not sure, but your problem sounds something like
what's described on the ivtv mailing list here (see
the follow-ups too):


The only thing is that you would expect the lines to
show up when viewing through mplayer as well if it
were an ivtv problem, so this probably doesn't help
much.  I just figured I'd throw it out there just in

By the way, the solution mentioned in the thread above
doesn't work 100% of the time for me, and I usually
just end up rebooting.

Sorry I can't help more,

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