[mythtv-users] PAL Xbox Front End
pvr at trigger.net
Thu Mar 25 21:45:52 EST 2004
Jon Waite wrote:
> Thanks for the help Dennis,
> Sorted out the ssh password by putting the encrypted password in
> Sorted out the mythfrontend not starting on Xbox issue - it was SQL
> permissions so that's all fine now.
> Also sorted out the colour problem - the screen was running in colour all
> the time (using composite video already), just that the X desktop brought up
> on the Xbox doesn't use any colour so I assumed it was running in mono...
> And a forums post in the link you posted for setting the correct timezone
> helped too to get the clock set correctly.
> Now I've just got 2 remaining problems...
> - I can set the overscan on the Xbox output using something like: xbv
> -PALBGHI -auto 640 480 0 0 which looks fine (and fills the screen), but once
> I do this watching video in Myth shows noticable jerkiness and tearing.
> Video output before I do this is fine (no tearing and no jerkiness) - but
> doesn't fill the screen. Any ideas ?
> - When I go into 'watch recordings' the list of programmes I've recorded is
> corrupt and shows apparently random bits of text such as the hostname and
> lots of "0","-5" instead of program names. This looks like a database schema
> difference caused by running a different version of Myth on the Xbox
> compared to the backend, but as far as I know both are running 0.14 (backend
> from Axel's Atrpms on Fedora Core 1, front-end using the emule 0.14-1
> release). The recorded programs list still shows fine (and works) on the
> backend so I'm a bit puzzled here.
> Also, is there any advantage in my moving to the beta 0.4 release of the
> Myth on Xbox code ? How stable is this now ?
> Regards, Jon.
To take care of the slowness after using xbv to adjust the overscan, add
the following line after the xbv setting.
xvattr -a XV_DOUBLE_BUFFER -v 0
This will disable double buffering and restore normal frame rates. You
may still see the occasional tearing though.
When you get messed up listings in watch recordings, it indicates a miss
match between the frontend and backend versions. One of them is likely
not the same version. My 0.14-1 is the normal 0.14 reissued to correct a
The 0.4 BETA was hurried out to support FOCUS based Xboxes. There is no
real advantage at the moment, it down support the LED and can run from
NFS. I will be doing more testing on 0.4 for a few weeks before I
consider an actual release.
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