[mythtv-users] nVidia 9600GT and XvMC - there or not?
bill at bbqninja.com
Wed Jul 16 01:51:11 UTC 2008
On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 11:31 AM, Robin Smith <1canuck2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have just redone my Myth box and have gone with an nVidia 9600GT
> card (to replace the ATI HD3850 that I simply could not get to work
> with TV out). It outputs over HDMI and was almost plug and play
> compared to my previous X fun with a FX5600 (modeline hell...) and the
> failure to conifg TV out on the ATI HD3850 I initially bought.
> I have read lots about the lack of XvMC support in the 8xxx series,
> but someone (anyone?) confirm whether or not XvMC support should be in
> the 9xxx series? I am guessing not, since I can't get it to work! XvMC
> is there in xorg (shows up in the Xorg.0.log, but it simply won't work
> in myth or in a command-line specified mplayer session. I am finding
> that 20 mins into a show, I am getting choppiness and can't figure out
> why. I am failing miserably to play H.264 stuff in MythVideo, despite
> hacking my way through oodles of mplayer switches.
1. What CPU spec? I play h264 stuff just fine with an AMD X2 4800+.
2. You shouldn't need XvMC if you have a dual core proc
3. XvMC is ONLY for mpeg2, not mpeg4, so it wouldn't help your h.264
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