[vdr] softdevice & nvidia overlay issues

Stefan Lucke stefan at lucke.in-berlin.de
Mon Jun 26 23:40:06 CEST 2006


On Montag 26 Juni 2006 13:28, CR wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm using VDR 1.4.0-2, softdevice cvs 2006-5-30, nVidia 6200TC video card,
> nVidia binary driver 8762, Xorg 6.8.1, TV-out (NTSC) @ 800x600x24bpp, GCC
> 4.1.1 .

Newer nvidia cards do not support Overlay mode:
http://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/softdevice-devel/2006q1/001770.html

> 
> For OSD, if I use "psuedo", in full-screen mode, the entire OSD "blinks"
> when there is video and the OSD is not usable.  If I use "software" for
> OSD setting, then OSD looks OK but when overlayed over video, OSD colors
> are all wrong.

Wrong OSD color only ?
Or both video and OSD ?

Use softdevice setup OSD and try to change the HUE value to max (100).
If you can read german, have a look at this:
http://www.vdr-portal.de/board/thread.php?threadid=49914&hilight=nvidia+AND+softdevice

> 
> Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
> 
> I've seen similar behavior on a TNT2 using the opensource "nv" driver, and
> other bizarre problems using ATI cards (both opensource and ATI
> proprietary drive), so I think something in softdevice OSD code is
> incorrect.

Radeons (rv280:9200 and rv350:9550) work fine even with pseudo mode
using Xorg 7.0 here. The limitation in pseudo mode is, that it is not a real
alphablend mode.

-- 
Stefan Lucke



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