I have the following configuration:
SuSE 9.1, kernel 2.6.5
Nvidia 5200 with drivers from Nvidia
At some point on-screen text, in particular subtitles, but also
on-screen information display, stopped working. I fond that I could
get it working again by removing ~/.xine, but they would eventually go
away again. After some trial and error I found that the thing that
killed it was specifying a video driver on the command line:
xine -V xvmc
This writes an entry into the ~/.xine/config file:
which persists, even if xine is subsequently invoked without the -V
option. Commenting this line out restores on-screen text provided xine
is subsequently invoked without -V xvmc. So far as I can tell, the
option isn't required; it doesn't seem to make any difference in the
quality of the playback and the CPU utilization is about the same, as
best I can tell.
Has anyone else seen this, or do I have further strangeness in my
environment as yet unearthed? Is this behavior expected? Is there some
connection between text display and the video driver? It's not really a
problem now that I know about it, but it does seem odd.
From: Miguel Freitas <mfreitas@gm...> - 2004-09-23 20:59:30
On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 11:02:26 -0700, Ted Giering <boswell6@...> wrote:
> Has anyone else seen this, or do I have further strangeness in my
> environment as yet unearthed? Is this behavior expected? Is there some
> connection between text display and the video driver? It's not really a
> problem now that I know about it, but it does seem odd.
current xine XvMC driver does not support overlay blending.
it might get fixed by a new driver that is in the works though...