[mythtv-users] opengl works in image gallery but not menus
boehm100 at comcast.net
Wed Aug 15 18:11:11 UTC 2007
Data point from last night
One of the other threads I'm currently involved with sent me to this page.
Last night I installed an updated copy of blootube via the svn trunk themes.
svn co http://svn.mythtv.org/svn/trunk/themes
sudo make install
mythfrontend -O Themepainter=opengl -O Theme=blootube-wide
Notice I forced the opengl painter.
What do you know, it worked. This go me wondering if my myththemes
install is too old. I don't know if I've updated it since the original
install and I know there was some work done on opengl and the myththemes
because of disappearing menu items as the user passes over them.
Maybe I'll give it a try tonight. FYI I still don't like opengl
themepainting. It gives the appearance of being slow, do to the fading.
I think when I'm done playing I'll switch back to the quick snaps of
qt. Nice to know it works though.
Brian J. Stults wrote:
> William Munson wrote:
>> Jon Boehm wrote:
>>> I'm not sure if it called QT or Xv either, but we are talking about the
>>> same thing.
>>> Your are witnessing the problems. When opengl is turned on, the menus
>>> should fade and highlight when selected and just look prettier. Its
>>> also slower to navigate. If you don't see distinctly different UI
>>> interaction when navigating the menus, opengl is not turned on properly.
>>> At least the way I understand it.
>> Its QT. I personally find the opengl painter to be a pain in the rear.
>> Myth is slow enough but with opengl its painful try to do anything while
>> displaying HD content. I follow the dev mailing list and have not seen
>> any indication that they are going away from QT so use it if it works
>> better for you. If a dev wants to chime in here to verify my assumption
>> I would appreciate it.
> I was referring to the opengl painter which, I believe, should not have
> any effect on video playback. I wanted the fading menu transitions, but
> could not get them to work for a long time on two of my frontends.
> Wiping out my svn directory and compiling a fresh one finally worked for
> me. However, I had not tried 'make distclean'. Only 'make clean'.
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