[mythtv-users] (OT) Geforce 5200 PCI

Nate Crosno ncrosno at ipass.com
Wed Dec 20 03:54:45 UTC 2006

I have an FX5200 PCI -- nothing special was needed to get it working.  I
can play HD content with xine by using "-V xxmc", however, I cannot get
HD to play through Myth with XVMC....infamous prebuffer pauses. I think
I have tried every option out there and it all seems to play the same.
Been meaning to make a spread sheet just to make sure I try every
permutation, but have been dreading it.  For now, I watch HD content
through xine or wait until it's transcoded down to DVD quality for space
savings.  I have a combined FE/BE on a P4 3.2GHz, but it pegs the CPU
when trying to watch full HD without XVMC. With XVMC in xine, the CPU is
only 40% or less.  XVMC in Myth is "working" as far as I can tell, but
the playback is no better and the CPU is still pegged. BTW, I am
outputting via DVI at 1280x720.  I have an ATI HD Wonder and a PVR-150.
Everything is getting transcoded to 720x480 MPEG4 (1.1G/hr).  I forget
what the CPU usage is during playback of those files, but it is very

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Kelly
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To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: [mythtv-users] (OT) Geforce 5200 PCI

Getting back to mythtv after some time off. Got my backend working
with a FX 5200 APG.

Bought a xPC Shuttle SN21G5 with an onboard Geforce 6100 video. When
watching HD with my pcHDTV 3000  still get the "NVP Prebuffering"
which goes away after anywhere from 10 - 30 seconds. The back in is
very solid so I went and got a GeForce 5200 PCI because the shuttle
has PCI-E.

After putting the card in, the systems completely locks up and hard
crashes when I go from live TV to menu. Also will no release the HD
card if I escape out. The status shows still recording Live TV on X_X

Q: Is there any special setup or configuration to use with a PCI
version of a 5200?


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