[mythtv-users] How to tell if XvMC is working?

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 16:49:34 UTC 2007

On 3/6/07, matthew.garman at gmail.com <matthew.garman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 05:24:55PM -0600, Mitch Gore wrote:
> > The easiest way for me to tell is if i set my OSD to a color
> > option and then play video.  XvMC will turn the OSD to balck and
> > white.  (assuming you didnt do the hack to enable ColorOSD that is
> > available witht the 5000 series cards.
> >
> > And you cpu usage should be about the same as mplayer if working
> > correctly.
> I added 'Option "UseEvents" "true"' to the "Device" section of my
> xorg.conf.  That made it so that XvMC was *definately* working, i.e.
> lowered CPU usage.  (That setting was one of those little gems that
> I wish I would have picked up on months ago!)

I don't think that UseEvents activates XVMC.  I have UseEvents active,
but still have a color OSD.

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