[mythtv-users] XvMC not working - Nvidia

William Munson william_munson at bellsouth.net
Fri Mar 23 13:31:14 UTC 2007


Damian Surr wrote:
> William Munson wrote:
>   
>> Damian Surr wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> I tried to get XvMC working last night. Playback did seem slightly 
>>> different when I turned it on (seemed to stutter much more when changing 
>>> channels on live TV, then smooth out once OSD had gone away. Didn't 
>>> notice any great improvement though.
>>>
>>> I've just seen this in the output of mythfrontend
>>> 2007-03-23 09:10:48.654 VideoOutputXv: XvMCTex: Init failed
>>> 2007-03-23 09:10:48.655 VideoOutputXv: XVideo Adaptor Name: 'NV17 Video
>>> so I guess XvMC isn't working at the moment.
>>>
>>> I have a nVidia 5200 card and driver 1.0.9746
>>>
>>> The 'XvMCConfig' file in /etc/X11 contains:
>>> libXvMC.so.1
>>>
>>> I read while trying to sort this last night that this file should 
>>> possibly contain:
>>> libXvMCNVIDIA_dynamic.so.1
>>> buy my memory was that that just gave me a blank screen with live TV so 
>>> I switched it back.
>>>
>>> I'm in the UK and have a Nova-T card.
>>>
>>> Should there be something in my xorg file about XvMC or something?
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>> Damian
>>>
>>>   
>>>     
>>>       
>> Lets start out with a bit of background info.. What distro are you 
>> running? How are you installing your packages? Yum, apt-get or gentoo 
>> style build everything?
>>   
>>     
> Hi William,
>
> Thanks for replying.
> I'm using Ubuntu. Installed bits using the Synaptic Package manager 
> mainly. Some bits using apt-get.
>
> I did read last night that the sources have to be built (if that's the 
> correct terminology, I've never built a source in my life) to enable 
> XvMC, but I assumed that the Ubuntu installs were ok. Maybe I was wrong?
>
>   
Save yourself a lot of grief. Install "envy" and let it install the 
latest nvidia drivers for you. You can find envy at this url.

http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html




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