[mythtv-users] Experiences with XvMC

Donavan Stanley geckofiend at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 13:17:30 UTC 2005

On 7/31/05, Scott <catfather at donpoo.net> wrote:
> I had two issues that for me are critical.
> When using xvmc with Xine none of the OSD overlays would work. This
> meant no on screen information, subtitles, or closed captions during
> playback. I didn't investigate this to much however I think it could
> be worked around. One possibility seems to be with the Xine xxmc
> support.
> XvMC appears to do very simple one-field deinterlacing in hardware.
> Xine 1.1.0 has experimental XvMC bob deinterlace support which I
> enabled and saw some improvements. I compared various DVD (480i
> content) scenes played via Xv with Xine deinterlace post processing
> and XvMC with hardware deinterlace. It was pretty clear to me that Xv
> with deinterlace post processing was producing a much better picture
> than XvMC using hardware deinterlacing.

You know, you *might* want to test with Myth instead of Xine since
neither of those issues apply to Myth.

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