On 1 - will try without blending, just really want to be able to use it!! Someone else has this board - might have been tkmedia - and said that after beta2 the video was smooth even with blending... there seems to be 2 distinct effects, one is jerkiness in pans every second or so, the other is quite separate, and that is "flickeriness" which happens much more frequently, and seems to be the frame buffer not syncing with the vsync very well. eg taking longer than 1/50th second to draw. Are both these normal with the blending?
On 2 - I can get into VDR but it says no signal. I haven't got that file you mentioned for my area, on the question I asked before, isn't there someway I can ask it to auto tune, rather than use the file?
On 3 - yes CSS is definitely installed, I did it myself and waited for the tick to come and the confirmation message before carrying on. Rebooted since, and it still says its installed, plus it can play a DVD just fine.... just fails on the rip..... not to worry, I haven't investigated this one much yet...
Re: 1. I think it could well be a timing issue. But tearing and jerkiness are both the symptoms we see here. So UI2 + Overlay is our default until that can be fixed... and in that mode we get great playback performance.
Re: 2. VDR has no internal auto-tune or scan capability. Use the scan DVB util;
scan -o vdr > channels.conf
Re: 3 It may just be that the DVD you are having problems with is one that will not RIP. We have have seen this with for example "Spiderman III". Have you tried any other DVD's?
Ripping works fine now, even the DVD I was having problems with, and I worked out the scan, etc.
My Only concern now is the poor video performance! In live TV the frame rate is low at times (guess its dropping frames), jerky, with that vertical sync problem causing tearing. This applies to DVDs and mpg files right across the board...
I'm very disappointed because it is far beyond what I (or my other half would) could accept to replace even the TV much less the DVD player or my LinkTheatre.
I'm absolutely stumped at what I can do next - I specifically bought a full HD LCD TV, a Marantz SR AV amp, etc, etc and the Abit board with the HDMI out and 7050PV - the whole point of which is to have enough grunt to do HD even with HDCP. But it isn't even cutting it at 720p with overlay.
I've used Envy to install the latest drivers, and the nVidia app to control the GPU settings. It has several settings to enable syncing various accelerator functions with the vertical blanking period, and I have turned all those on...
What else can I do? Do you think that the chipset it capable but that 1) I have something not quite configured right or 2) the Linux drivers simply don't expose enough of the hardware acceleration to LMCE in opengl? Or is the board just not up to it? Are there any other combinations of settings I should try in the web admin for the video/accelerator, and on the nVidia app? CPU just seems to run hot for things I would have thought would be accelerated, but even when its low, around 30% for Xine or less, there are still very clear sync/tearing issues.... just don't understand what I'm doing wrong..
ANYthing you can suggest to help would be greatly appreciated!!!