[mythtv-users] NewEgg Cheap Nvidia GT220 Cards

Calvin Harrigan charriglists at bellsouth.net
Thu Dec 17 15:58:38 UTC 2009

On 12/16/2009 9:49 PM, backuppc at sundquist.imapmail.org wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 07:56:43 -0500,backuppc at sundquist.imapmail.org
> said:
>>>> >  >>  Don't want to just get "another 8300", but the GT210 referenced above
>>>> >  >>  has 1 GB of memory,
>>> >  >
>>> >  >Just to be clear, it only has 512MB. Not sure what difference that
>>> >  >would make for VDPAU
>> >
>> >  That's right.  I got mixed up with another card I was looking at.
>> >
>> >  I'm going to give it a try.  I'll report back when I see how well it
>> >  works.
> OK I got it.  Actually came Monday but just had a chance now to put it
> in.  The good, the bad, and the ugly:
> Good:  VDPAU works with this card.   No update to the driver or
> anything.  I have a hunch my dell OEM 8300GS was really a 7000-based
> card.
> Bad:  OK, not sure if this is due to the card or not, but audio is
> screwed up now on my mythbuntu 9.10 system.  Still haven't recorded
> anything yet with 9.10 (system stays booted to 8.04 until everything's
> OK with the new system) but with live TV, sound would go to almost
> inaudible with live TV sometimes.  It would switch from normal to hushed
> as the feed goes from commercial to show or shot to shot.  Not fully
> diagnosed yet.  Watched a DVD and seems like some tracks missing there,
> too (background sounds are there but voice missing).  This is with Intel
> HDA analog sound.  May not be a G210 card issue because I put the old
> one back in and same thing.  Except this was not happening before.

<scissors of brevity>

What you are describing here seems to be that you are not downmixing the 
audio to stereo before sending it out.  Under setup->general 
settings->hmmm, either the 2nd or 3rd page there are some settings for 
the audio.  I'm think it's the line that's labeled max channels or 
something, you have an option of stereo or 5.1.  You need to select the 
stereo to mix all the channels into stereo.  Sorry about the lack of 
detail, but I'm doing this off the top of my head.

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