[mythtv-users] PVR 350 DVD playback quality

Michael Papazoglou mpapazoglou at verizon.net
Wed May 25 03:10:39 UTC 2005

> Hi all,
> I am running a 0.18-1 system installed by following Jarod Wilsons
> instructions on Fedora Core 3. I am nearly there with it all except for
> problems with DVD playback. I am using the PVR 350 card and using its
> out for everything. I have gone with Xine instead of mplayer because of
> dvd menus. When I play dvd's they appear to be ok but on all fast moving
> scenes the picture turns choppy and produces black bars (not sure how
> else to describe it, sorry). I am using Xshm with Xine as everything
> else is really slow. My PC is a P4 2.8Ghz with HT, 1 GB Ram. My ivtv
> drivers are 0.3.4w from atrpms. Any help would be appreciated. Please
> let me know if any further info is needed.


Check out this thread at the ivtv-devel list:

John Harvey has added Xvideo support to the X11 driver for ivtv,
which makes DVD playback much smoother.  I'm using ivtv-0.3.5f,
and for dvd playback I use xine -f -V xv dvd://


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