[mythtv-users] Picture quality, was "Starting to think I should use Kaffeine instead of Mythtv"

Peter Osterberg peter at supergirl.se
Tue Oct 18 08:03:05 EDT 2005

Are there any guide available for optimizing picture quality. I see some 
annoying effects in pictures with a lot of motion i.e. scrolling after 
texts becomes VERY blurry.


At 12:44 2005-10-18, you wrote:
>  I suppose it all depends on what you are looking for. If you want a HTPC,
>then MythTV is one option. There's also Freevo under Linux and several "free"
>one's under Windows. As for picture quality in LiveTV and recording, what I
>am watching is acceptable for non-HD television. On my system I use TV,
>Music, Videos, DVD, Images, Games, Weather and Phone. And yes, I prefer the
>old menu structure. Easier to navigate IMHO and the wifey prefers it  ;-)
>Also, not wanting to compile my own due to time restrictions (try explaining
>to a two year old why I have to compile the "TV"), I use KnoppMyth as my
>distribution. Yes, you will still need to tweak it and update a few drivers
>depending on your capture card but overall, it's worth it and does a good job
>(thanks, Cecil). As for themes, I am currently using a custom configuration
>of Myxer. Waiting for the iPod theme that's been posted on here several times
>to see if it'll look good on my set.
>As for support, I've found that between this mailing list and the KnoppMyth
>forums, all of my questions have been answered or I've been able to find them
>with the help of others. Myth can be extremely frustrating during the install
>and tweak time (believe me, I know). But IMHO, it's been worth it. I can open
>a browser and schedule recordings, I can listen to my MP3 collection using my
>stereo system instead of my laptop and headphones, being able to choose which
>"JoJo's Circus" my kid wants to watch on the TV, etc, etc. It's all in what
>you want to make it. And one thing no one will lie to you about: what type of
>hardware you use in which compenent (frontend or backend) makes a HUGE
>difference. I'm willing to help if I can. That's why I read this list and
>post when and what I am capable of helping with.
>On Tuesday 18 October 2005 04:35 am, ffrr wrote:
> > Really getting tiresome having glitchy live and recorded TV.  Kaffeine's
> > picture and sound is much cleaner from the same DVB card using the same
> > channels.conf file for tuning parameters.  What is myth doing differently?
> >
> > Also, sick of mythfrontend just quitting outright (seg fault) trying to
> > play it's own bad recordings, when Kaffeine, can play the stuff recorded
> > by myth, despite it's problems, without erroring out.
> >
> > Despite this, I keep hearing that a new version of myth isn't warranted
> > yet?  What do I have to do - get an SVN version (not really a good
> > option)?  None , or very few, responses to the messages and problems I
> > have recently posted about.  Do I take this to mean noone really knows
> > much about myth when it gets down to the gory details, so support is not
> > available?
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