[mythtv-users] Motherboard with AMD 690G / ATI Radeon x1250 - any good for mythtv?
quielb at ecst.csuchico.edu
Thu Jul 26 21:55:06 UTC 2007
I have gotten Xv to work with my ATI Radeon 9600 and using the ATI
proprietary driver. It reduced CPU utilization when watching SDTV from
60% to 15%.
It may be different because this is an integrated video card, but it
should still work.
Shawn Rutledge wrote:
> I also have the Biostar ta690g, and I can't even get the Xv extension,
> let alone XvMC. The xorg log actually says Xv is not supported on
> AVIVO chipsets. They make a big deal marketing wise about being
> focused on video and then don't support Xv in the driver... go
> If anybody has succeeded in getting Xv, I would be extremely glad to
> hear how, otherwise I'm going to have to do the same thing - get
> another video card and hope the drivers catch up to support Xv on the
> ATI "some day". (And hopefully if I disable the onboard video in the
> BIOS it won't take much power. Hate to have it sitting there getting
> hot for nothing.) I also have a 4600+ on that board which ought to be
> fast enough to do without XvMC. (This is the third system which I've
> built with intentions to get MythTV working, and still no HD...
> On 7/25/07, Todd Hutchinson <tahutchinson_99 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I bought a biostar ta690g, which has the x1250 video. In the end, I was completely disappointed with the video quality. It stuttered and was, in my view, not practically usable. I ended up buying a $35 nvidia FX7300 card, and added it to the motherboard. It's nearly perfect now.
>> So, I'd say, don't waste your money and valuable time with the radeon x1250 video at this point. Go with nvidia.
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