[mythtv-users] VDPAU video can't initialize...

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 22:40:34 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 8:09 AM, Gavin Peters <gavin at ytz.ca> wrote:
> I have an ASRock ION 330, and so I need VDPAU for a lot of my viewing.
> Sometimes, VDPAU doesn't initialize; restarting mythfrontend and trying again
> seems to work to solve this.
> But does anyone know how to avoid it?  Sometimes it seems latency based; if I leave
> Myth for a long time so it's likely to be all swapped out, it seems more likely to
> not initialize the video...  Mostly though it just seems random.
> Other times, playback works, but Myth stops or just won't compose its
> UI onto the playing video; usually shortly after it stops accepting
> commands...  So I can't view menus, pause, skip, etc...
> More RAM?  Sticky bit on the mythfrontned/npviewer binaries?  Upgrade (from
> J. Random svn checkout)...


frontend logs comparing when it does/doesn't work.

version of mythtv you are using

version of nvidia drivers

Amount of RAM you have and how much of it is available to the video hardware.

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