[mythtv-users] ATI and Xv

nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 19:41:14 UTC 2004

AFAIK, ATI cards only support Xv on one screen (even with the drivers,
they may report it on both, but your really only getting Xv on
whichever comes first in your xorg.conf.)

To see if you're getting Xv at all, you can run xvinfo.  


On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 23:18:15 +0100, Nezar Nielsen
<nezar.nielsen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 13:26:27 -0500, Tom Williams wrote:
> >
> > I am having a few issues with video performance, on machine, and I am
> > wondering if I can very if the Xv support is enabled / working somehow in my
> > installation.  I have XF86 4.3.0, and when I use xawtv for example I can not
> > view the video using the Overlay Mode, and I am wondering if that might have
> > something to do with the choppy video I get in mythfrontend as well?  I have
> > the ATI Drivers installed from ATI….I will be testing some more tonight, but
> > any help would be great.
> >
> I have the same behaviour, what I see is if i use X's native support
> for multiple screens, I get no XV(running xvinfo supports this) If I
> however try and use the ATI driver's twinview thing, I get xv (but my
> settings are somehow wrong atm. so my tv displays the image all wrong
> so it's not usable on the tv out..
> --
> Mvh. Nezar Nielsen
> http://fez.dk
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