[mythtv-users] 0.19, VIA, XvMC, Ezra/i586 - video corrupted - image enclosed

Jules Gosnell jules at coredevelopers.net
Fri Aug 4 12:37:05 UTC 2006

Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-08-04 at 10:32 +0100, Jules Gosnell wrote:
>>OK - so you have a PVR-250 in your frontend, no backend, 'VIA XvMC', 
>>enabled in setup and video plays back fine ?
>>I have a pair of Nova-T's in my backend and enabling 'VIA XvMC'
>>results in the problem described.
> VIA XvMC does not support most MPEG-2 streams. It only decodes
> a subset of valid MPEG-2 streams. The PVR-250 recorder can be
> configured to only generate streams that VIA XvMC can support,
> but the Nova-T can not.
> There is a long standing effort by the OpenChrome developers to
> extend the VIA driver to support standard XvMC acceleration. If
> you can program, it would be a good idea to join their mailing
> list and help them get it done.
> The thing to try first is to install MythTV and OpenChrome from
> the development versions to see if this is something that has
> already been fixed.
> -- Daniel



Thanks for coming back to me with this - it will save me a lot of time.

I shall go straight to the openchrome list and find out what the current 
situation is.

I'll report back to this thread if/when I find a solution.

thanks again,


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