[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu 8, Nvidia & no live TV

John reidjr at btconnect.com
Sun Jun 1 15:44:47 UTC 2008

Paul wrote:
> I have an odd one going on. Just upgraded all my front and backend
> machines  to Mythbuntu. Never was a problem before, but now I cannot
> play back live TV, it starts, runs for a few seconds then just hangs.
> Now this was not life of death as I rarely watch live tv, but it bugged
> me. All my frontend machines had intel graphics which I normally disable
> and use Nvidia based cards. Well it would seem that there is something
> going on with Nvidia drivers? All work fine with Intel Graphics, and
> believe it or not, also ATI! Anyone else had this problem ?
> Paul. 
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I've just tracked down a similar problem on my backend, which I never 
use as a frontend (apart from today :-( ). The default playback profile 
(Normal) now has the de-interlacer set to greedy2x. On my 1600 Duron 
backend with an Nvidia geforce2 , that was enough to bring my 
backend/frontend to its knees ! I set the de-interlacer to my prefered 
bob2x. or easier still, just set the profile to slim. Dropped the cpu 
right back and now it plays smoothly. Might not be your problem, but 
worth checking.

best of luck


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