[mythtv-users] Xine issues

Peter Osterberg Peter at supergirl.se
Tue Dec 13 14:50:44 EST 2005

Joseph A. Caputo wrote:
> 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.

I've tried 'em all now...

xv and opengl looks best but none of them are perfect. OpenGL look best 
of the two.

OpenGL uses about 8% CPU while xv only consumes 5-6% CPU.

I think I'll stick to OpenGL and check if there are any other options 
that I can play with to make it even better...

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