[mythtv-users] Epia M10000 hardware mpeg2 tv-out issues

mgeller at mn.rr.com mgeller at mn.rr.com
Wed Nov 10 19:45:08 UTC 2004

Glen & Ivor,

Sorry I should have noted in my email that I loaded the Unichrome drivers based off the http://www.kingcot.eclipse.co.uk/unichrome/ webpage using the linked rpms.  That gave me nothing but problems (of course because the xorg was PAL not NTSC) until I hacked the xorg.conf (for NTSC).  Now X works but I get a blank screen when I try to watch live TV.

Does anyone have a sample NTSC xorg.conf for an epia M10000??  It would appear that I followed the correct path to install the drivers but just don't have the perfect xorg.


----- Original Message -----
From: glen martin <glenm at locutory.org>
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 11:44 am
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Epia M10000 hardware mpeg2 tv-out issues

> mgeller at mn.rr.com wrote:
> > Via Epia M10000, 512MB RAM, 20GB HD loaded with Fedora Core2 via 
> Jerod'showto (thanks Jerod).  Software mpeg2 works but is way to 
> CPU intensive and
> choppy to be practical.
> ...
> > Using the Unichrome drivers with a custom xorg.conf I got X to 
> work via
> tv-out but the minute I try to watch live TV I get either a black 
> screen or
> a error about insufficient resources.
> >
> > What is the best method to leverage the mpeg2 hardware on the 
> epia?  Is
> the Unichrome driver the way to go?  Does someone have a working 
> xorg.confusing NTSC that they could give me to try?  Any help 
> greatly apperciated.  I
> am so close to being done...
> Have you seen this on using the Unichrome viaXvMC Hardware MPEG
> interface?  I'm in the middle of setting this up myself, so can't 
> claim it
> works,
> but it sounds to my novice ear like a right approach.
> http://sourceforge.net/docman/display_doc.php?docid=24597&group_id=102048
> I'll also point you to "Unichrome on Fedora"
> http://sourceforge.net/docman/display_doc.php?docid=25332&group_id=102048
> and prebuilt FC2 binaries of XvMC etc at
> http://www.kingcot.eclipse.co.uk/unichrome/
> As I said, I'm in the middle of setting this up myself, will post
> experiences
> later when I've had some to report.  If others have feedback on 
> the approach
> I'd be interested in hearing them.
> glen

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