[mythtv-users] Pundit-R & HDTV
mwahal at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 10:24:30 EST 2005
check out the 9th post for transcoding 1080i to 720p.
On 12/2/05, Blastzone <blastzone at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm bumping this thread, since it got a little sidetracked. I'll also ask
> this, in the hopes that someone already has an answer...
> It certainly looks like I'm not going to get very far with the ATI video in
> the Pundit-r. And I don't have the room to tack in another PCI card,
> without removing a capture card.
> So, since my output is 720p native resolution *anyway*, what's the
> preferred method to transcode a recorded 1080i stream to a 720p stream (or
> less)? Perhaps that would allow me to at least kinda watch TV.
> On 11/30/05, Scott <catfather at donpoo.net> wrote:
> > On Nov 29, 2005, at 12:35 PM, Blastzone wrote:
> > > Playing an HD stream (1080i) through myth shows:
> > > processor at 100% (split between Mythfrontend and X)
> > > pink bar covering right side of screen (I know this was discussed
> > > earlier, but I haven't looked for it yet)
> > The pink bar is an ATI xvideo issue. You might try to work around it
> > with the binary ATI drivers instead. 720p video won't have a problem,
> > just any xvideo playback larger than 1280x720 (from memory) doesn't
> > scale right so you see pink.
> > > audio skips, and stutters
> > > video running at horrible framerate 5-10 fps
> > >
> > > I haven't been able to look at 720p streams yet, at least, not that
> > > i know of.
> > >
> > > My question is, are there others out there successfully using a
> > > pundit-r to watch HD streams, and if so, what should I be looking
> > > at fixing?
> > I've got the other version of the pundit running a 2.8GHz Northwood.
> > I quickly came the conclusion via testing various 1080i and 720p
> > clips with both the onboard SIS and a ATI PCI adapter that HDTV
> > playback on the pundit wasn't going to be great without going down
> > the Nvidia + XVMC road. After considering XVMC and looking at the
> > video deinterlace quality and pundit box itself I've decided to avoid
> > HDTV for now and plan for it when I can build the 'killer box".
> > --
> > Scott <catfather at donpoo.net>
> > AIM: BlueCame1
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