[mythtv-users] mythdvd to xine = no video (SOLVED)

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Aug 20 13:14:44 EDT 2004

On 08/19/2004 09:12 PM, Paul News wrote:

> --- rick schultz <rick.schultz at gmail.com> wrote: 
>>Which video driver (-V) are you using with xine?
>I've been using auto (which picks xv) and -V xv.
>I was able to get it working, but I'm a little
>confused as to the solution.
>xine -pfhq --no-splash -V xshm dvd://
>The "xshm" got the DVD working from within mythdvd. 
>Adding a --deinterlace got rid of the artifacts that
>seem to be showing up.
>Does this mean that mythtv is not using xv?
It means that xine isn't using Xv.  Since xine isn't using Xv, it's 
possible that Myth isn't using Xv.  Check the output of mythfrontend.  
It should say something like:

Using XV port 105

> I had a
>quick browse through the code, and it seems that xshm
>is an extra level used within xv (videoout_xv.cpp) ...
>but some of the articles in the mythtv-users archive
>seem to say that you use xshm if your xv isn't
>If mythtv isn't doing what it's supposed to, is there
>something I should be doing to use xv?
I noticed you're using a 9200SE with GATOS.  Therefore, you have Xv 
support in your video card/driver.  You should be able to issue


 From within X and see a list of supported screens/adaptors.  If so, Xv 
is working.  Not that that shows you supported screens--many drivers 
only support Xv on the first screen.  If you have dual-head setup, try 
a) dropping the extra monitor and just using the TV (at least with X) or 
b) making the TV out the first screen.



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