[mythtv-users] Simultaneous S-Video out w/ PVR-350 & Video Card

Stephen Longhurst steve at longsteve.com
Tue Dec 7 09:34:29 UTC 2004

> Would it be possible to configure MythTV in such a way that it is
> outputting TV/Video from both the PVR-350 and from an
> Nvidia FX5200 s-video out out the same time?  I'd like to watch TV using
> the 350, but maybe switch to the 5200 and watch a divx file (from the
> another s-video input on the TV).  Would this be possible?  If not 
> simulatanoues, is there a quick script that I could execute to switch to
> watch the xvid when needed?

On my system, my NVidia MX440 card is connected to one input of my TV,
and the PVR-350 to another.  Setting up X windows with two displays
gives display :0.0 on the graphics card and :0.1 on the PVR-350.
MythTV runs on :0.1 and also uses the PVR-350 decoder, and the mplayer
command line for watching divx files using mythvideo specifies
-display :0.0.  When I select a video to watch, I just have to switch
TV inputs, it works really well.  If I was rich enough to buy a
programmable remote control then it could probably issue the two
commands one after the other, saving me a button press!



Stephen Longhurst
steve at longsteve.com

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