[ubuntu-mythtv] XvMC gone

Eloy Paris peloy at chapus.net
Tue Feb 8 14:27:51 UTC 2011

Hi Ted,

On 02/08/2011 07:04 AM, Ted Kulinski wrote:


> 4)I am hoping another alternative would be: someone else out there (Eloy
> Paris perhaps) has recompiled the .deb files as per the advice given
> below, and might share their self-maintained version with me? I would be
> very happy exchanging the benefit of ongoing fixes for 0.24 to have the
> XvMC working again.

I actually have not had a chance to do local 0.24-fixes builds with XvMC 
enabled, even though Mario documented the process. I've been busy and 
this has not been a priority for me -- this frontend that needs XvMC is 
still there, and I use it for things that play fine without XvMC, i.e. 
old, non-HD, recordings.

Note that upstream has already removed XvMC from what will become 0.25 
so there really isn't much time left.


> Thank you all in advance. I really like the mythbuntu package a lot, but
> buying new hardware is not an option for now.

Yeah, that is pretty much my situation right now. What has kinda saved 
me is that I do have another frontend in my house that can play HD 
content just fine. Otherwise you bet I would have tried to find a 
solution to Mythbuntu's early dismissal of XvMC.


Eloy Paris.-

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