[mythtv-users] Smoother video playback?

Ben Lancaster lists at benlancaster.co.uk
Tue Apr 10 12:23:26 UTC 2007

Hi all,

I'm sure this is an oft-discussed topic, but one where the arguments  
change every time there's a new driver revision.

So, at time of writing does anyone have any recommendation for which  
NVidia driver version to stick with as far as XvMC is concerned?

I'm a little bugged by the smoothness of DVB MPEG-2 playback (SD) -  
it's not unwatchable, but nowhere near as smooth as playback on  
*coughs* MS-MCE on the same hardware - especially when the picture  
pans, or there's fast movement.

I've experimented with various Modelines (and settled with  
1280x720_60 from the NVidia pool), and countless combinations of  
playback mode/deint settings. XvMC and BOB has thus far proved the  
smoothest. CPU usage rarely

My hardware (FWIW):

Nvidia FX5200 (AGP)
Intel P4 2.8GHz (EM64T - HT)
"Nondescript" LGA775 mobo



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