[mythtv-users] Choppy DVD palyback with xine

Daniel Segel mythtv at archer-segel.com
Fri Nov 11 23:10:52 EST 2005

Bennett Leve wrote:
> I have a P4 with two PVR-350 cards in it.  I have my DVD burner on 
> IDE2.  There are no other drives on IDE2.
> When I play a DVD with xine via mythtv it is very choppy.  I am using 
> the hardware out on the PVR-350 card as well as the sound out on it.  
> I really have two problems.
> 1) choppy video
> 2) no sound
> I have a feeling that the sound issue is probably easily solved by 
> taking the sound card out and putting it into my receiver.   I am more 
> concerned with the choppy video out of the DVD player.  I saw a post 
> that mentioned setting "-xxmc" on the xine command line.  Anything 
> else I should check/set?
Make sure you're using the 0.10.6 version of the ivtvdev driver in you X 
setup, use the xv driver with xine ('xine -V xv'), and do a 'ivtvctl 
--set-yuv-mode=mode=1' prior to watching a DVD ( I set this during boot 
and leave it that way all the time). With that combination I get DVD 
playback that is mostly indistinguishable from the real thing.


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