[mythtv-users] Video player is all big green blocks

David Fishburn dfishburn.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 03:21:56 UTC 2008

Myth 0.20.2
Ubuntu 6.10

This was all working very well until I put an additional tuner in my box.
It is a video4linux card.
Thinking this is causing the issues, I have change the myth-backend
start script to:
rmmod saa7134_also
rmmod saa7134

So no additional modules are loaded.

Anyway, Myth was working just fine today.
The machine froze.
I rebooted and now, when I play any of my recorded videos (the same
one I was watching just before the freeze) the screen is full of lines
of square green boxes.  The audio plays fine.  This happened earlier
in the week.  I eventually (in desparation) went into setup, video
settings and changed the mpg filetype to libmpeg2 from internal and
back again.  Suddenly, playback was working again.  Now after the
reboot, the green blocks are back and I can't fix it.

The frontend log shows the following:
2008-01-16 22:03:22.542 TV: Attempting to change from None to
0: start_time: 0.036 duration: 323.687
1: start_time: 0.026 duration: 323.667
stream: start_time: 0.289 duration: 3596.637 bitrate=5190 kb/s
2008-01-16 22:03:22.652 AFD: Opened codec 0x928bd0, id(MPEG2VIDEO) type(Video)
2008-01-16 22:03:22.652 AFD: Opened codec 0xb23cf0, id(MP2) type(Audio)
2008-01-16 22:03:22.653 Opening OSS audio device '/dev/dsp'.
2008-01-16 22:03:22.852 VideoOutputXv: XvMCTex: Init failed
2008-01-16 22:03:22.853 VideoOutputXv: XVideo Adaptor Name: 'NV17 Video Texture'
X Error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) 8
  Major opcode:  141
  Minor opcode:  14
  Resource id:  0x190
2008-01-16 22:03:23.324 Using realtime priority.
2008-01-16 22:03:23.328 TV: Changing from None to WatchingPreRecorded
2008-01-16 22:03:23.423 Video timing method: USleep with busy wait
2008-01-16 22:03:38.866 TV: Attempting to change from
WatchingPreRecorded to None
2008-01-16 22:03:39.019 TV: Changing from WatchingPreRecorded to None

I am using the nVidia binary driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-9755.
1080i (1920x1080) to my LCD TV.

Any suggestions on what this could possibly be, or try.
Getting desperate here.


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