[mythtv-users] Xine issues

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Tue Dec 13 14:32:52 EST 2005

On Tuesday 13 December 2005 11:28, Mark J. Small wrote:
> On December 13, 2005 08:31 am, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> > These work for me. -V xshm got rid of my shaky playback. --no-splash
> > and --no-logo do what they look like they do.
> >
> > DVD:
> > xine -pfhq -V xshm --no-splash --no-logo dvd://%s
> >
> > Video:
> > xine -pfhq -V xshm --no-splash --no-logo %s
> Hmmm the xine docs claim that xshm is a lot slower than xv.  Does real 
> world  
> experience say otherwize?  

xshm will use software to scale the video for the current screen size, 
so it will tax your CPU a lot more.  Depending on how much processing 
power you have, it may stutter (or it may not, but will take up a lot 
of CPU).

Any of the hardware-accelerated scaling methods would be better (xv, 
xvmc, opengl, sdl ).  If one is shaky, try another.  At work, I have a 
Nvidia Vanta LT that doesn't like to do Xv really well, but using 
OpenGL output works just fine.


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