xbmc only works with opengl.
Heh, I just looked at xbmc. What a horrible, horrible, pig!
Its pure bloatware if I've ever seen any.
Note that there are a couple of settings in the settings menu that might help with your tearing... sync video to refresh rate, and sync refresh rate to video (or something like that)... these should hopefully stop the tearing... or would if the program wasn't just such a bloatedly slow pig. I suspect that your tearing problem *could* be related to the slow bloatedness.
Did I mention that it is a bloated slow hog of a program?
Do yourself a favor and use mythtv instead.
xbmc only works with opengl.
Hi hi. You may think it's bloated, but the reason I use(d) it is because I used to think MythTV is hard to set up and very resources unfriendly. And I do not want to use my PC to watch television/time shift (too slow and my TV card's picture isn't good enough). That's why I use(d) XBMC. It really isn't as bad as you think.
Anyway, I use Ubuntu 10.04 and I can install MythTV quite easily on that distro. I'll have a look to see if it's as easy to use and setup (now a days) as XBMC.
And you are right: its super duper stupid of XBMC not to support xv! But originally it was developed for Microsofts XBox One, hence the lack of xv. And considering the complete lack of computer power in ye 'ol first xbox I thought it had to be completely blob free to run...
And thank you for the sync tips.
But, but, it has a cool menu that shows things in a media center-y way!What are you using it for that you can't accomplish with nautilus+(vlc/mplayer/xine/etc.)?
Seriously, that is what most people look for. A sleek menu. Enna looks pretty good for that purpose.
I used to simply use a file manager om my TV. But the fonts are too small and you really need a mouse then. I tend to have a (rather small) keyboard on the couch next to me. A mouse isn't practical. And the mediacenter "remembers" where I was with viewing series and movies. I can resume watching really easily. And because a mediacenter can show album art and screenshots really well in a way that is fit for a TV. Lyrics etc. It is much easier to browse through one's albumes and movies on a mediacenter application. And that's why they often aren't that "heavy" on resources: most are frontends to mplayer or Xine. Once you've grown accustomed to a mediacenter on yer TV you don't want to go back.
The differences between a file browser (w/ large thumbnails) and a mediacenter aren't that big, but it is functional.
We only have "tv standard"
Will upgrading to 10.10 get use those props?
Is there a PPA with the latest drivers?
Thanks,Code:scott@media-centre:~$ xrandr --output S-video --set tv_horizontal_size 2 X Error of failed request: BadName (named color or font does not exist) Major opcode of failed request: 149 (RANDR) Minor opcode of failed request: 11 (RRQueryOutputProperty) Serial number of failed request: 27 Current serial number in output stream: 27 scott@media-centre:~$
Code:scott@media-centre:~$ xrandr --verbose Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 800 x 600, maximum 4096 x 4096 VGA-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) Identifier: 0x51 Timestamp: 23009 Subpixel: no subpixels Clones: DVI-0 CRTCs: 0 1 Transform: 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 1.000000 filter: load detection: 1 (0x00000001) range: (0,1) DVI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) Identifier: 0x52 Timestamp: 23009 Subpixel: horizontal rgb Clones: VGA-0 CRTCs: 0 1 Transform: 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 1.000000 filter: load detection: 1 (0x00000001) range: (0,1) S-video connected 800x600+0+0 (0x54) normal (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm Identifier: 0x53 Timestamp: 23009 Subpixel: no subpixels Clones: CRTC: 0 CRTCs: 0 1 Transform: 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 1.000000 filter: tv standard: ntsc supported: ntsc pal pal-m pal-60 ntsc-j scart-pal pal-cn secam load detection: 1 (0x00000001) range: (0,1) 800x600 (0x54) 38.2MHz -HSync +VSync *current +preferred h: width 800 start 832 end 912 total 1024 skew 0 clock 37.4KHz v: height 600 start 603 end 607 total 624 clock 59.9Hz 640x480 (0x55) 25.2MHz -HSync -VSync h: width 640 start 656 end 752 total 800 skew 0 clock 31.5KHz v: height 480 start 490 end 492 total 525 clock 59.9Hz
Tried this PPA:
How do I get the magical tv_horizontal_size setting?
Sadly I've also read that this setting will not fix the current problem,
Strip missing from the right hand side of the image (looks like overscan)
Guess I won't know till I find it.