[mythtv-users] nvidia tv-out passthrough to pvr350 s-video-in?

John Kuhn kuhn at razorsys.com
Fri Aug 6 08:11:35 EDT 2004

your using matthias X driver and your playback is poor? after loading 
that driver all my divx playback is flawless on my 667mhz PII box..


Sascha Uelpenich wrote:

>Hello Everybody,
>I'm a new writer to this list, but I've read it for a long time ... :-)
>I'm quite happy with my myth-box (Mythtv 0.14, ivtv ck100m, ivtvdev_drv,
>pvr350, nvidia GeForce2MX). I'm currently using the pvr's tv-out and the
>quality is way better than it was with the nvidia's tv-out, especially when
>watching live tv or recorded sports events like formula 1 or soccer.
>Unfortunately divx playback now s**ks on my 900MHz PIII due to the pvr's
>inherent performance problems if it does not deal with MPEG2 streams (those
>problems were discussed in many previous mailings).
>I'm currently trying to figure out if it is possible to combine the
>advantages of both cards (good quality of pvr's tv-out w/ fast divx playback
>of the nvidia card) with the following measures:
>- Set up both tv-outs as xinerama screens (already did that, it works)
>- Connect the nvidia's tv-out w/ the pvr's s-video-in (already did that,
>- Configure mplayer in mythtv for DVD, (S)VCD and DivX with option
>"-xineramascreen 1" which is the nvidia's xinerama screen (did that, did not
>work :-( )
>- Start mplayer in mythtv with a script that configures the pvr to
>passthrough the input of its s-video-in to its tv-out. I tried that with
>several combinations of ivtvctl -n, -p, -P, -l, -K but ... unfortunately to
>no avail.
>What I'd like to know is:
>- Is this a feasible way to go or are there any pitfalls that I have
>- What combination of ivtvctl -p, -l, and -K (or other parameters?) is
>necessary to passthrough the pvr's s-vidio-in to its tv-out?
>- Is this the correct mailing list for my questions or should I rather send
>it to ivtv-dev or ivtv-users?
>Thank you very much in advance!
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