[mythtv-users] XvMC, the Internal DVD Player, UseXvMCForHDOnly, and You
gkeeney at panasas.com
Mon Oct 9 23:51:21 UTC 2006
Many have noticed that the Internal DVD player and XvMC are not the best
of friends. This is a frustrating situation for those of us who need
XvMC to play HD content -- you end up having to use an external player
There is a workaround. If you set 'UseXvMCForHDOnly' to '1' for your
frontend, and have your 'PreferredMPEG2Decoder' set to 'xvmc', you will
get ffmpeg as your decoder for all content < 720 lines...
There is no GUI for 'UseXvMCForHDOnly'; you have to set the database
Also, please, only enable this _after_ you have XvMC working
correctly... Otherwise your problems will become harder to diagnose.
I hope this helps; I was quite pleased to reduce my dependence on XvMC
and gain access to the Internal DVD player (it rocks! no more lircrc
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