[mythtv-users] NVidia card lacking Xv overlay

DaveD mythtv at guiplot.com
Fri Oct 3 05:40:06 UTC 2008

Jens.Peder.Terjesen at devoteam.com wrote:
>> I still have the card.  It's running in my Wife's computer, working
>> beautifully with the legacy proprietary driver, still using less CPU
>> to
>> play back HD recordings than the new system.  I tried to buy a new
>> one
>> for my new FE/BE/main Myth HDPC but couldn't find the 5200 in a PCIE
>> (only AGP).  I tried the oldest PCIE I could find (think it was a
>> 5500)
>> but it didn't support the overlay (wouldn't run on the legacy
>> driver).
>> So, I take it no one with PCIE motherboards have picture controls
>> working?  That just seems unlikely.  Anyone?
>> DaveD
> I have a 5500 AGP that runs without problems on the proprietary driver.
> I think the legacy driver is for older cards. At least I use the same
> driver as for the newer 6000, 7000 ... cards.
> Jen
Do you have the picture controls?  What version of the driver do you 
use?  The old version that I run is 71.86.  That supports the overlay.  
The old driver will also run the newer cards but they wont have the 
overlay, only the old cards (like my 5200) have it.  There are features 
(3D and OpenGL stuff) that the newer drivers support on the newer cards 
but I don't know how or if those features relate to Myth/video.  I think 
they dropped the XV overlay when they went to PCIE.  At least all the 
PCIE units I've tried (3 of them now) don't support it.


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