[mythtv-users] sound but no video

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Jun 14 21:19:54 EDT 2004

Khanh Tran wrote:

>No, Xine is fine in MythVideo.  I'm talking about MythTV and how
>sometimes I get audio, but no video when trying to play back a
>prerecorded show.
Yes, but if you read the referenced posts, you'll see that people using 
recent versions of xine (xine 1.0rc4a) have determined that after using 
xine (which works), LiveTV and Watch Recordings don't work properly 
(give sound but no video) because MythTV doesn't properly handle the Xv 
colorkey.  If xine is run again, it works (because it sets the colorkey 
properly), but Myth's video output doesn't work until Xv is reset.  As a 
workaround (until Myth is fixed), you can explicitly call:


after xine exits, at which point, your LiveTV and Watch Recordings will 

In other words, if you're using xine 1.0rc4a with the xv video output 
driver, "Rebooting 'fixes' the problem for a few days until it suddenly 
happens again" when you use xine the next time.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Michael T. Dean [mailto:mtdean at thirdcontact.com] 
>Sent: Monday, June 14, 2004 8:20 PM
>To: Discussion about mythtv
>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] sound but no video
>Sounds like an Xv problem (restarting X resets Xv).  Are you using xine
>with the -vo xv driver?  If so, check out the thread
>http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/72823 , which
>references the thread http://mysettopbox.tv/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1597
>Khan, this may be your problem, too, if using Xv.  If you're using a
>PVR-350 with the 350's TV out, it's not the problem, though (since the
>350's TV out does not support Xv).

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