[mythtv-users] XvMC not working - Nvidia

William Munson william_munson at bellsouth.net
Fri Mar 23 13:00:53 UTC 2007

Damian Surr wrote:
> I tried to get XvMC working last night. Playback did seem slightly 
> different when I turned it on (seemed to stutter much more when changing 
> channels on live TV, then smooth out once OSD had gone away. Didn't 
> notice any great improvement though.
> I've just seen this in the output of mythfrontend
> 2007-03-23 09:10:48.654 VideoOutputXv: XvMCTex: Init failed
> 2007-03-23 09:10:48.655 VideoOutputXv: XVideo Adaptor Name: 'NV17 Video
> so I guess XvMC isn't working at the moment.
> I have a nVidia 5200 card and driver 1.0.9746
> The 'XvMCConfig' file in /etc/X11 contains:
> libXvMC.so.1
> I read while trying to sort this last night that this file should 
> possibly contain:
> libXvMCNVIDIA_dynamic.so.1
> buy my memory was that that just gave me a blank screen with live TV so 
> I switched it back.
> I'm in the UK and have a Nova-T card.
> Should there be something in my xorg file about XvMC or something?
> Cheers
> Damian

Lets start out with a bit of background info.. What distro are you 
running? How are you installing your packages? Yum, apt-get or gentoo 
style build everything?

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