[mythtv-users] Can't get smooth HD playback with GeForce 5200

Ryan mythtv-users at mandrake.us
Fri Feb 23 20:17:01 UTC 2007

On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 10:15:09PM -0500, Jarod Wilson exclaimed:

>Pretty sure this is the crux of your problem right here. Best as I  
>can tell, you have a straight PCI card (PCI-e cards show up  
>similarly, but mention pci-e link width, fairly sure AGP cards show  
>up as AGP). Is that indeed the case?
>You *need* a PCI-express or AGP card for HDTV, the PCI bus will get  
>overwhelmed trying to move that much data.
>Jarod Wilson

I am helping a friend who has the same card (PCI). It stutters using
XvMC for 1080i when playing through myth. Whats odd, is that when we
play the same video through xine or mplayer using XvMC it works

Unless myth is using a higher color-depth or something funny like that,
I can't see why it would need more PCI bandwidth than xine or mplayer...

Any thoughts? (we have recompiled myth several times, but havent tried
the latest svn).


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