[mythtv-users] Choppy DVD palyback with xine

Bennett Leve bleve at nightmare.com
Sat Nov 12 09:33:50 EST 2005

This is working for me.

  mplayer -vo x11 -fs dvd://1 -dvd-device /dev/dvd

Now, need to figure out sound :)

Bennett Leve wrote:

> Not sure how you tell what version the ivtvdev_drv.o you are using.  
> This is actually a knoppmyth setup so it has whatever they packaged 
> with Alpha16.
> I kinda gave up on xine, and decided use mplayer which does not look 
> choppy at all.  Using the command line:
>  mplayer -vo xv -fs dvd://1 -dvd-device /dev/dvd
> This works fine when I have my DISPLAY set to my SUSE box, but when 
> the display is the PVR-350 it does not play at all.  Selecting dvd 
> play in myth makes the dvd rom light blink a few times but it never 
> plays.
> I am still playing with this to see if I can get it to work reliably 
> from myth.
> -Bennett
> Daniel Segel wrote:
>> 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.
>> Daniel
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