[mythtv-users] Zotac, VDPAU not available: SOLVED, live TV too

Kevin Bailey ke-myth at retriever.dyndns.org
Sun Oct 4 18:19:17 UTC 2009

On Sun, Oct 04, 2009 at 10:55:10AM -0700, David Madsen wrote:
> Sounds like the GPU doesn't have enough RAM to allocate buffers at the
> higher resolution.  In the BIOS that option you are referring to
> controls the amount of system RAM that is reserved for GPU use for
> frame buffers and whatnot.  Try increasing that to either 256 or 512
> MiB.  Most discrite VDPAU boards need at least 256 MiB to handle HD
> video.

Ya, setting it to 512M did it. Not only that, but I can play
live TV too (which I mentioned a week or so ago) so a double
"thanks a million."

Just wondering out loud: I've been googling vdpau myth and zotac
for months now. It seemed as though noone else in the world was
having my problems. Nowhere could I find where it was documented
that I needed to reserve the memory.

Oh well, hopefully now others will find these posts.

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