[mythtv-users] Packet dropped due to uncorrectable error.
beww at beww.org
Sat May 12 16:37:46 UTC 2007
Andrew Junev wrote:
> Hello Brian,
And Greetings from Wyoming, USA.
> 1. I have my antenna positioned to Hotbird, I assume the DVB stream is
> MPEG2 PAL (I'm almost sure of that).
OK, that makes sense.
> 2. I'm not specifically trying to run XvMC, as I don't know what it
> is. Most of the settings are at their default values...
XvMC (X-Video Motion Control) is a way to get some hardware assist in
playing back MPEG2. It is used by nVidia cards if you use their drivers.
Your log looks like Myth is trying to use it. There is a checkbox
somewhere to tell it to do so, I'd try and find it and uncheck it.
Sorry I can't recall just where that checkbox is, should be in the
frontend setup someplace.
> 3. I have Matrox G400 graphics card with "unofficial MGA driver" from
> 4. I'm currently using KDE.
> 5. With my current setup, I'm able to play video files (DivX/XviD,
> MPEG2 and so on) in Myth. It runs smoothly and with only 20-30% CPU
> load. As I'm not yet going to watch HD channels, I expect SD MPEG2
> stream from my DVB-S card should not be a problem.
> 6. On the same machine I can watch Sat-TV just by typing
> 'mplayer dvb://<channel name>'. The video is fine and I don't see any
> performance problems.
So you can playback a stream outside of Myth, which means your hardware
can deal with the video format and your CPU is fast enough.
> I'm not sure what else I should mention... Please ask questions if
> something is not clear, I'll try to answer.
Can you have Myth make a recording? Will that recording playback with
mplayer? Will it playback with Myth?
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