[mythtv-users] My Perennial Problems with XvMC
bradallenfuller at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 14 17:44:22 UTC 2006
Gregory Keeney wrote:
> Dylan Semler wrote:
>> So one OS and one graphics card later, I'm back to where I was at the
>> beginning. I've done all of the tweeks on the XvMC page on the
>> wiki. I'm running svn as of earlier today (09/13/2006). Aside from a
>> new processor (which will require a new motherboard, which will
>> require new ram..) I feel that there must be something that can be
>> done. However, I also realize now that the length of this post is
>> likely to deter most people from reading it, but for those of you who
>> still are, bravo! I'll post the outputs of mythfrontend and
>> mythbackend in case anyone can help.
> I had a similar problem with the GeForce FX 5200 Ultra using XvMC. (I am
> running Debian Testing).
> I tried many things and was constantly frustrated by the fact that Myth
> would only play HD in a horribly choppy manner, yet Mplayer seemed to work.
> Turned out that MPlayer was just better at dropping frames: neither were
> using XvMC properly.
> What made it work was having /etc/X11/XvMCConfig contain the line:
> Suddenly, everything worked. Not perfectly (There are some weird offsets
> that I have not looked into), but it worked and was watchable. Which is
> nice, as I only have a 1.1GHz Athlon.
> Check your /etc/X11/XvMCConfig (or distribution equivalent).
I've _never_ been able to get HD working on my system. I have
libXvMCNVIDIA_dynamic.so.1 in XvMCConfig and changed rom a 4000 to a
5200 just to see if it'd make a difference. Nada. I have enough
horsepower: AMD 3200.
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