[mythtv-users] PVR-350 clarification

John Harvey john.p.harvey at btinternet.com
Fri Jun 17 10:10:58 UTC 2005

I was playing with mythmusic the other night and the
cpu usage with the latest driver is pretty similar to
what i am seeing using my nvidia card which took me by

Reverting is pretty easy. The latest x driver is the
same as the old one appart from Xv support and it
detects whether the ivtv driver can support it so
running with an older version of ivtv gives exactly
the same behaviour as using the 0.8 xdriver. 

Alternatively you can just copy the old one back on
top if you find problems.

Ivtv is pretty similar. A bit depends on how you got
the original version and what you are using. But what
happens is that the ivtv files are copied into the
kernel modules. Copying back the old ones and
rebooting restores the original version. 
The only problem i've had is that at some point it
copied files into a different subdirectory (extra ->
ivtv or something like that) so you need to make sure
you end up with just one set of kernel modules.

--- Leigh <lsaunderson at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:

> I've noticed the talk about this new ivtvdev driver
> over a few messages 
> recently and I'm thinking of giving it a go.
> I originally used my 350 for TV-OUT when first
> setting up my (only) MythTV 
> box, but changed to using the TV out on my Geforce
> FX5600 so I could 
> accelerated X (hey, I like the pretty pictures that
> Goom gives when playing 
> music !).
> How difficult is it / will it be to try the new ivtv
> stuff , while at the same 
> time keeping the possibility of going back to my
> current (working) setup 
> without a complete reinstall.?
> If I can get this new ivtvdev driver working with
> it's accelerated vid/X 
> performance etc I'll be reverting back to using the
> 350 for both capture and 
> playback   :-)
> >On Friday 17 June 2005 10:08, Patrick de Brabander
> [mythtv] wrote:
> > > I guess what I'm also asking is that if I do
> want the most versatility
> > > for the future (newer codecs, eventually DVD
> playback, other myth front
> > > ends, and whatever else who knows) would I be
> limiting myself if I used a
> > > PVR-350
> > > as my only TV-out.
> > >
> > >This is true : it is not yet possible to watch
> properly divx, dvd and
> > >other stuffs on the pvr350 tvout.
> >
> > With the new ivtvdev_drv from John Harvey, you can
> now perfectly play DVD
> > and video trough the tv-out. Divx i haven't try
> yet.
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