[mythtv-users] Black screen with sound
atkinss at shaw.ca
Sat Jul 24 08:58:19 EDT 2004
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> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org]On Behalf Of Michael T. Dean
> Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 9:30 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Black screen with sound
> Stephen Atkins wrote:
> >Xv drawable is looking like the problem. I have no problems with
> getting MythTV
> >to work as long as I don't use xine/mplayer/tvtime at all. Even using
> >xine/mplayer from with in Myth makes it so I can't watch TV (black
> screen). I'm
> >running Gentoo with 2.4.26 kernel. Just wondering if anyone out
> there has had
> >this problem and how I might go about fixing it.
> Now we're getting somewhere. From this description, it sounds like your
> Xv colorkey is giving you problems. Try running:
> xvattr -a XV_AUTOPAINT_COLORKEY -v 1
> after using one of these programs. It should "reset" the stuff that
> (your version of Myth) is expecting to be set. Xine doesn't clean up
> after itself--but is not required to according to the Xv API.
> Previously it (and most other programs) did, so Myth was written to
> expect a "clean slate."
> The CVS version of Myth fixes the colorkey problem. Note, also, that
> you can specify an option for xine (and probably the other programs, as
> well) to have it automatically paint the colorkey for you. In
> .xine/config add the line
> You probably have a section like:
> # autopaint colour key
> # bool, default: 0
> in there now. I suggest adding the line right after this. It will
> work anywhere, but you should only have it defined once (the commented
> out line that's probably in there doesn't count).
Thanks for the advice. I was also poking around in the config trying out
different sound options (trying to get 5.1 which now works great) but I noticed
also that xine was doing and auto select of the video driver. Once I set that
to xv as the default things started working better. But then using the right
click/settings and putting the check on the autopaint colorkey fixed everything.
Strange thing is this wan't an issue under Slackware 9.1 which I was running
before Gentoo. Now on to my remote problems. But I'll post that in a different
thread. Thanks for you help.
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