[MPlayer-users] xv overlay dies with nVidia card
winterbird at anime-avatar.net
Wed Apr 13 23:42:46 CEST 2005
Oleynik Phil wrote:
> Jouni.Lohikoski at iki.fi wrote:
>>>First of al, NVidia driver is open-source. You can run a package with
>>No it is not. "Open-source" is something else but "partly open source".
>>If Nvidia driver really would be open source, RivaTV driver developers
>>wouldn't have problems to get Video-IN working with nvidia binary
>>driver. Now there is, and Video-IN does not work in Nvidia cards with
>>nvidia drivers. Please avoid buying Nvidia cards.
> I think there is no need to be so aggresive against rather good
> hardware supplier. Many their
> cards are good enough to buy. I own FX5200 clone and have no problem
> with xv, however,
> xvidix DO have problems, it is very slow with that particular board.
nvidia is really, really good compared to ati when it comes to drivers,
a friend of mine was very happy when ati finally released the graphic
drivers for Linux AMD64, but when he found out that the ati drivers was
slower than the ones in xorg he wasn't that happy any more...
>>>If problem persists after downloading -7174 version of a driver,
>>>post xvinfo output here.
>>I have had the problem with v7174 driver. When I have it next time, I'll
>>try to debug more.
> Try to get xvinfo output BEFORE failure and AFTER. I suspect some
> memory leak in driver code,
> try to open large movie, maybe it will lead to failure faster?
I have never had this problem with the nvidia drivers. I use a old
version, so maybe it will work if you downgrade to 6629.
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