[mythtv-users] XF4.3.0 too slow for HDTV? (was BadAlloc)
nate.strickland at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 20:30:33 UTC 2004
Yeah, onboard gfx suck, you'd be much better getting an AGP card (if
your mobo has an agp slot that is.) I'd just spend the the $40 on an
nvidia 5200, avoiding two evils in one (onboard gfx, and ati drivers)
just my $.02
On Sun, 5 Dec 2004 13:26:02 -0600, John Goerzen <jgoerzen at complete.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2004 at 02:46:30PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 25, 2004 at 02:59:07AM -0800, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 24 November 2004 22:47, John Goerzen wrote:
> > > > > each of them) pushing a Radeon 9000 Pro some time back (over a year ago).
> > > > > I yanked that card, put in an nVidia card, and everything has been just
> > > > > fine since. Sounds like things might have improved slightly, but still
> > > > > sub-par...
> > Here's another datapoint. I have a frontend on my workstation, an
> > Athlon64 3200+ system with a 128MB Radeon 9600 and 1GB system RAM.
> > STILL I got skipping, though not as bad. Is it the ATI cards that
> > suck or the drivers? I am amazed that this worked so poorly on my
> > Athlon64 box.
> > > Try the onboard first, see how it works.
> > Will do, thanks for the suggestion.
> OK, finally had the time to do this. The onboard video is GeForce4 MX
> NV18. I boosted the box's system RAM to 512MB and give the video card a
> 64MB framebuffer. I also verified that xv and xvmc are enabled on the
> server side by using xdpyinfo. I also verified that it is using AGP.
> I'm running at 960x540p using your modeline.
> Now the hdtv clip is quite choppy. It works OK for the first 1-3
> seconds, then gets all choppy. At least I have a picture :-) The sound
> gets choppy, too, BTW.
> But I'm at a loss what to do next. If you have any other suggestions
> for me, I'd appreciate them :-)
> I thought of XvMC, but I can't:
> 1. Figure out whether or not it's already enabled;
> 2. Figure out how to enable it.
> Just to recap, I'm using the MythTV .debs on this Athlon XP 3200+
> system, 2.6.7 kernel.
> Thanks again!
> -- John
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