[ubuntu-us-nc] recommendations for inexpensive video card?
dantrevino at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 19:53:13 BST 2009
Myth should be set to use mplayer by default. The frontend basically spawns
off an mplayer process. It doesnt make sense that mplayer performs
decently, but the myth frontend doesnt. Check your video player settings in
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On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 9:04 PM, Mark Kempster <mark at kempster.org> wrote:
> And of course, now that I go mess about with a video card, I discover
> that mplayer (without the new video card) seems to do things just fine
> with no pausing, etc. but myth's frontend doesn't do so well. I was
> hoping to avoid getting too far down in the bowels of myth... has
> anybody else experienced something similar?
> On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 6:57 PM, Daniel Caleb<techknow at internalkernel.com>
> > On Saturday 08 August 2009 18:29:39 Mark Kempster wrote:
> >> Can anybody recommend an inexpensive (< $60 or so) video card that's
> >> supported on ubuntu? Any brands / models to stay away from?
> >> Thanks for any pointers.
> >> Mark
> > Well, this is an age old conversation... IMHO - if it says ATI, run like
> > But, that's me... I'm sure someone else will say the opposite. I've had
> > good luck with Nvidia cards lately, although I can't say what an
> > one would be - I'm really only familiar with the laptop versions... All I
> > is that I have been trying to get a Radeon X600 going on my laptop for
> > two weeks... it has been horribly annoying. I also was thinking about
> using it
> > for either LinuxMCE or a MythTV backend behind a plasma or LCD.
> > LinuxMCE flat out says they don't support ATI, only Nvidia... that's
> gotta mean
> > something.
> > Daniel
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