[mythtv-users] XvMC on NVidia with Myth .20 (Anyone getting good HD off a P4 3.2G or less without XVMC?)

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Fri Jan 5 00:22:17 UTC 2007

Nate Crosno wrote:
> I'm having the same issue -- xine works great with xvmc, but Myth does
> not. I've tried everything I can think of.  This is my last big hurdle.
> It stinks that Myth is so finicky with xvmc while xine seems to work
> easily for most people.  I'm very interested to hear if you have any
> luck.
> On a slightly different topic, is anyone getting good quality HD
> playback *without* XVMC on a P4 3.2 Ghz or less?  If so, do you have HT
> enabled or disabled? (I've tried both). I thought this should have
> worked. I think my limiting factor is the PCI video card, but that's all
> my MB has.  I think the on-board video is AGP, but it's only VGA and I
> need DVI.  If I cannot get XVMC to work in Myth and others report that
> this processor is capable of HD, my other option is  a new MB and AGP
> video card and re-use the rest of my hardware. A quick search on newegg
> shows I can do that for about $90.
> Thanks,
> Nate

Nate you may want to look into getting a VGA -> DVI adapter cable. Your 
on-board video chipset probably has quite reasonable resolution 
capabilities out the VGA port.


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