[mythtv-users] Re: 1000th picture quality question SOLVED?
hojoloco at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 17 02:27:07 UTC 2005
I've been messing with this most of the day, benefit of being a stay at home
dad, and I think I have mine figured out. I turned off xvmc in MythFrontend
Setup and in my xorg.conf, this caused the a greater load on the CPU but the
picture in Myth is the same as straight from DirecTV. I think the reason
that DVD playback looked so good while TV looked uncrisp is that the default
playback command has mplayer use -vo xv instead of -vo xvmc.
But I need xvmc, I don't think my athlon XP 2700+ can handle HDTV without it.
So I followed this thread
all except the modeline, recompiled mythtv with OpenGL, and added Option
"XvMCUsesTextures" "True" to my /etc/X11/xorg.conf . This seems to give me a
picture that is the same as directv and watching live tv puts the cpu at 86%
idle using encoder 1 which is the freestyle card.
Of course I'm going to have to dick around with it some more since my AA 9A60
should be here this week but now it seems that all is good.
On Tuesday 15 March 2005 19:32, Chad Delatte wrote:
> Alright, excuse me for my newbness here, but yes I
> meant to say the itvc16 chipset.
> I'm trying to establish that the problem we are having
> is with the newer revision of the pvr 250.
> So far we have the following list of people with the
> new cards and have the same issue with sharpness.
> You also have a newer design card and maybe the cause
> of the problems.
> 1. Me ITVC-16
> 2. hojoloco ITVC-15 (but it's a frestyle)
> 3. dan ITVC-16
> ross.campbell , I did everything in your list except
> 1. try a different decoder card (my M-179 had poor
> quality compared to my pvr-250) ----Have one on
> ordser, but think I got ripped off on ebay
> 2. upgrade/downgrade your video driver and hack on the
> config files to optimize for the best resolution and
> refresh rate for outputting recorded TV ----- Not sure
> how to do this.
> I noticed when I went to lower settings i had your
> problem. May want to start a thread about that one.
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