[mythtv-users] XvMC works in xine, but not Myth

Michael Haan michael.haan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 05:00:34 UTC 2005

On 6/1/05, Ray Lischner <linux at tempest-sw.com> wrote:
> I've been putting together my first Myth box. I intend it to be purely a
> backend, but until I am ready to build a WAF-ready frontend, I am using
> it as a frontend for testing purposes. To that end, I bought an nVidia
> FX5200 card (Asus). Thus, the specs are: Athlon XP 2000+, 256MB RAM,
> Asus A7V8X-X mainboard, nVidia FX 5200, and two HD-3000 cards, running
> Suse 9.3 (with pcHDTV 2.0 DVB drivers, xine-lib 1.0.1 instead of the
> crippled Suse version, latest nVidia drivers & XvMC, XvMCW 0.9.3, and
> Myth 0.18.1).
> I can record shows, and use xine to playback the individual .nuv files.
> So I know playback works, and XvMC works. (Otherwise, an XP 2000 would
> not be able to playback 720i smoothly.)
> But when I try to use Myth for playback, the frontend complains:
> Using XvMC version: 1.0
> XvMC found and using IDCT surface
> 2005-06-01 23:04:52.715 Using XV port 177
> Direct Rendering is not avilable on this system!
> Unable to create XvMC Context return status:11 BadAlloc
> Any ideas or suggestions?
> --
> Ray Lischner, author of C++ in a Nutshell
> http://www.tempest-sw.com/cpp
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There are at least two other current threads talking about this right
now.  You may find your answers there (unlike some of us).  Search on
XvMC - you'll find them.  Otherwise, welcome to the fold.

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