[vdr] Xineliboutput: can achieve similar to softdevice's mgatv option?

Markus Schuster ma.schuster at gmx.de
Thu Apr 19 00:54:20 CEST 2007

> Can vdr-xineliboutput utilize the excellent interlaced output of a
> Matrox G450 with VGA>SCART cable?

I'm asking myself the same question. I've played arround with xineliboutput 
and softdevice the last days and came across the same issues you reported. 

> I'm seeing what I can only describe as video stutters/shakes with
> interlaced video and quick movements, long camera pans.

I experience a very simmilar problem here. For a few seconds, video is very 
well and the next few seconds I have those problems you describe. It seams 
that sound also has some problems while video stutters (at least here), but 
it is not this noticeable. 
The problem does not happen when using the normal monitor as output device. 

> Using latest vdr-xineliboutput, DirectFB-1.0.0 & xine-lib-1.1.5 using
> Gentoo ebuilds.

Exactly the same here, but on Debian Etch with all components built from 
source. That's vdr-xineliboutput 1.0.0rc1, DirectFB 1.0.0 and xine-lib 1.1.5 
on Debian Etches default kernel (2.6.18). 

> Otherwise xineliboutput is working fantastically! 

Well, I think it's a bit hard to say that xineliboutput works fantastically as 
I can't rate it with this problems. But what I can say for sure is that CPU 
load is a bit lower than with softdevice. But sound works for me with both :)
There seem to be some problems with aspect ratio with xineliboutput, but as 
you say, that's another issue...

Greetings, Markus
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