[mythtv-users] How to choose the XV port for mythfrontend
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Dec 18 18:02:45 UTC 2007
On 12/18/2007 06:33 AM, Tino Keitel wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 13:30:31 -0500, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 12/17/2007 07:04 AM, Tino Keitel wrote:
>>> how can I choose the XV port that mythfrontend uses? The intel driver
>>> supports Textured Video and Video Overlay. Mythfrontend chooses
>>> Textured Video, maybe becuase it is the first in the list. However, as
>>> I still have problems with tearing video, I'd like to try the Video
>>> Overlay port. Can I do this without patching the source?
>> Nope. http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/changeset/14479 .
>> That means that the fix is in SVN trunk (that part of mythtv-vid was
> Err, I already use trunk, but I get this message in the frontend log:
> Chromakeying not possible with this XVideo port.
> And then the frontend still uses xv port 73, which is the textured
> video XV adator. If I understand the above changeset right,
> mythfrontend should skip the textured video adaptor, as it doesn't have
> an XV_COLORKEY attribute.
You may want to ask Daniel Kristjansson or Stanley Kamithi on the -dev
list as that's something they want to work properly when 0.21 is
released. To help them verify that the changeset is in -trunk, you may
want to reference  (
which merged  (
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/commits/289080#289080 ) to
(Actually, now that his name is in the message, it's possible Daniel may
see the message, especially if his mail system flags messages with his
name. I don't think Stanley hangs out on -users much, though, and since
he wrote/applied the fix, it may be easier to have him involved in the
Thanks for the report,
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