[clug] XBMC

Pilcher, Fred Fred.Pilcher at act.gov.au
Mon Jan 19 23:13:59 GMT 2009

Adam wrote: 

> My media machine runs XBMC on Ubuntu (ibex). It runs fine at 720x576
> (PAL) using an old GeForce 4 MX440 AGP card with less CPU and 
> RAM than your machine. My only guess would be that XBMC 
> doesn't agree that there is hardware acceleration and is 
> using it's SDL renderer.
> Can you run other apps which need hardware acceleration?
> Anything interesting in the log file (mine's here: 
> /var/tmp/xbmc-xbmc.log)?

and David wrote:
> XBMC is pretty lightweight, but it does rely on having 
> hardware acceleration. NVidia is the native chipset but it 
> may have fallen back to vesa drivers - which would cause a 
> massive slow down.

Yeah, acceleration works with other apps without any problems, though
it's far from fast. It's beginning to look like I may need a better card
or, at least, to check that XBMC is using the accelerated drives.

I'll check it out.

Thanks! :) 
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