[mythtv-users] Re: Matrox G550 TV output

Shaun Jackman sjackman at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 23:26:44 EDT 2004

You're right that Xv doesn't work on the second head still. I'm hoping
to find someone that knows Xv well to help me code up support. With my
G550 I found even without Xv the second head is fast enough for
720x480 playback, but it is not fast enough for live TV unfortunately.
My work is not a patch but an entirely seperate utility, so it's not
much work to set up, if you want to try it out.


On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 22:55:51 -0400, cythraul <cythrault at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> This is very interesting. Initialy, when I first tried to installed
> myth (.13,) I bought a G550 before I read the forums on video card
> recommendations. Now I'm running my setup with an MX440 but I find
> that the tvout quality less then it could be.
> Meanwhile I've found some use for my G550, it'd be very nive to use it for Myth.
> Tho, from what I could read, it implied using the frame buffer and the
> information I got at the time, is that the quality and CPU usage was
> bad since it could not use XV.
> I'd love to this this new patch but I was wondering if these were
> still an issue. Should I even attempt the venture since I'm already up
> and running with a XV-enabled video card?
> Thanks,
> cythraul

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