[mythtv-users] XvMC HD Playback w/ OSD slows playback

Rich West Rich.West at wesmo.com
Tue Sep 18 00:45:06 UTC 2007

Rich West wrote:
> Alex Halovanic wrote:
>> Are you sure that it is slowing down the entire time that the OSD is
>> onscreen? Or is it just when the OSD is in the process of popping up
>> and/or fading out?  If this is the case, then you can disable the OSD
>> fade time in the theme files or in mythfrontend if you're running a
>> recent svn version.  Also worth trying out is the Chromakey OSD hack
>> in that wiki page if you're using a 4 or 5 series card, as it uses a
>> different method to paint the OSD.
> To be honest, no, I am not sure if it is due to the fade or not.  I'll
> check tonight.. I ran out of steam last night.  Unfortunately, in this
> case, I am using an nVidia 6200 which doesn't have the hack. :(
> One interesting tidbit I noticed this morning was that our 32" LCD runs
> great with XvMC.  It's only the system pushing the larger TV (58"
> Plasma) that is exhibiting this symptom.  The systems are identical
> except for the xorg.conf and alsa.conf files.  I'll have to do a little
> more testing in the evening

Hrmm.. nope.  It is when any part of the OSD is up, not just during the 
fade in/fade out.

I'll try swapping the boxes just to see if the problem follows the system.


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