[mythtv-users] Need a second opinion regarding choppy video playback suspicions
huffcslists at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 02:03:57 UTC 2010
On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 9:02 PM, Craig Huff <huffcslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a newly built (second) remote frontend which has choppy video
> playback. It is outputting SD to a standard NTSC-M TV display via
> S-video, using an add-on NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS PCI video card.
> (FWIW, CPU is Athlon II x2 245 2900MHz.)
> Thought I'd found the solution to be adding "UseEvents" set to
> true/yes/on/1 in the Device or Screen section of xorg.conf, but found
> that was already there.
> Reading in the MythTV wiki at
> I see that newer NVIDIA devices (8200 mentioned) have this problem
> even with UseEvents declared.
> I have not run nvidia-settings on this FE yet, so it is possible that
> the other change recommended, setting Sync to VBlank in
> nvidia-settings might help.
> My suspicion, based on the cited web page is that this won't do me any
> good. Can anyone confirm/deny or provide other suggestions? My next
> "fix" will be to see if I have a suitable older NVIDIA card I can
> slide into this system to see if that will resolve the problem,
> however, since it is a low-profile case, that may prove to be a
> challenge ;-).
Oh, yeah. Forgot to mention I'm running MythBuntu 10.04.
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