[clug] Radeon 9200 and Xorg suckage

Tim Potter tpot at samba.org
Wed Apr 5 00:08:58 GMT 2006

On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 04:55:14PM -0700, Michael Still wrote:

> >Just FYI, I am getting about 10% CPU usage for playback on a Athlon 3000+ 
> >with a NVidia 6600, so 80% CPU sounds like something is badly wrong.
> >This is using the xv video extension.
> >
> >I haven't been able to get the xvmc driver going so there is supposed to
> >be more gains possible.
> Is there a canonical way for me to tell if the driver / card supports 
> XV? The MythTV pages (http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/XvMC) suggest 
> it is not supported for Radeon cards.

I used 'mplayer -vo help' and then ran through the various output codecs and
looked at the CPU usage.  If there was no noticeable speed increase/cpu
usage decrease going up from x11->xv->xvmc then it obviously isn't
working.  (-:


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