[mythtv-users] 64-bit Ubuntu 7.10/Mythtv

Josh White jaw1959 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 20:05:34 UTC 2007


Thanks.  I guess it seems like I solved this issue in the past by installing
new codecs, but perhaps in the same move I installed new versions of drivers
and failed to realize it.  I'll give this a try when I get a chance.  Thanks
for the tip.

On 10/19/07, Nicolas Will <nico at youplala.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-10-19 at 14:47 -0400, Jonathan Rogers wrote:
> > In my experience, media players such as mplayer, xine, and MythTV will
> > either refuse to play a file entirely or show no video in the case of
> > a
> > missing or malfunctioning codec. I don't think "pink/green squiggly
> > horizontal lines" are typically a software codec problem.
> absolutely right.
> >
> > However, I think you might have a video driver problem.
> hence my original question about X driver status.
> > I have Gutsy
> > (Ubuntu 7.10) running on two machines. My desktop machine has an
> > Nvidia
> > 7900GS based PCIe card an I'm using Nvidia's driver version 100.14.19
> > from Ubuntu's nvidia-glx-new package. I see green and pink squiggly
> > lines in a video window at seemingly random times.
> You know what, I'm an idiot with a very short memory... I had the same
> problem as your with my 7100GS.
> I was running the nvidia-glx-new (100.14.19) restricted driver. Whenever
> I started watching live TV, it was fine. When I switched to videos using
> mplayer, weird color and lines. If I restarted, I could play the mplayer
> stuff fine, but going to live TV gave me back the pink stuff.
> I solved the issue by using nvidia-glx (9xxx series). Problem solved.
> I should document this; at least on my web page.
> Nico
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