[mythtv-users] XvMC not working - Nvidia
william_munson at bellsouth.net
Fri Mar 23 13:31:14 UTC 2007
Damian Surr wrote:
> William Munson wrote:
>> 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:
>>> I read while trying to sort this last night that this file should
>>> possibly contain:
>>> 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?
>> 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?
> Hi William,
> Thanks for replying.
> I'm using Ubuntu. Installed bits using the Synaptic Package manager
> mainly. Some bits using apt-get.
> I did read last night that the sources have to be built (if that's the
> correct terminology, I've never built a source in my life) to enable
> XvMC, but I assumed that the Ubuntu installs were ok. Maybe I was wrong?
Save yourself a lot of grief. Install "envy" and let it install the
latest nvidia drivers for you. You can find envy at this url.
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