[mythtv-users] Video Card Recommendation

Brian C. Huffman bhuffman at graze.net
Tue Aug 12 13:32:50 UTC 2008

Allen Edwards <allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com> wrote:
> Nick Bright wrote:
> > Why wouldn't you want to use XvMC? I'm not trying to disparage you - I'm 
> > curious. I haven't read anything negative about XvMC, but I've seen some 
> > posts and pages mentioning not wanting to use it by a number of people.
> > 
> > If there's a good reason to not use XvMC, I'd really like to know what 
> > it is so I can make an informed decision on using it in my setup.
> > 
> I tried XvMC on my AMD based 5400 setup and it really is not a very good 
> experience.  I can't remember exactly but when the OSD comes on things 
> break up or something.
> Allen

I don't think the breaking up is due to the XvMC.  I believe that's a CPU issue but I could be wrong.

As far as why I don't want XvMC - as far as I know you can't get color OSD when using XvMC.  Once again, I don't mind being corrected if that's not true.


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