[mythtv-users] Intel and XvMC

David Whyte david.whyte at gmail.com
Sun Jan 20 05:54:45 UTC 2008

On Jan 18, 2008 3:49 AM, Edward Hughes IV <echughesiv at gmail.com> wrote:
> You could try adding the line:
>      Option     "XvMCSurfaces" "7"
> to your device section to see if XvMC is supported for your chipset.  I
> doubt it is, as the man page still states that it only works for the i810
> and i815 chipsets.  By checking your Xorg log, you'll be able to see.  You
> can run:
>      cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep XvMC
> It will either return a statement that it was enabled, or that the
> "XvMCSurfaces" option is not used, which means that the driver doesn't
> support your chipset.

Bugger, you're right, it isn't supported yet for me.

djwhyte at myth:~$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep XvMC
(WW) intel(0): Option "XvMCSurfaces" is not used
djwhyte at myth:~$

> For more information on the driver, check the manpage
> with:
>      man intel
> Anyway, it sounds like if we are just patient, accelerated video decoding
> for Intel adapters is on the way!

*drums fingers* I am waiting :P  Hopefully, it won't be too far away.

Thanks for everyone's help.

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