Problem with xv when playing HD videos

Mike Krufky mkrufky at
Thu Sep 22 12:34:52 PDT 2005

Hanno Böck wrote:

>When playing 1080 HD-videos (with a resolution width of 1900), I see a pink 
>block on the right side (no matter what player).
>This doesn't happen when using the -vo x11 option of mplayer, so I assume it's 
>a problem in the xv output.
>When zooming the video with mplayer, the pink block gets smaller and 
>disappears at 1536 width.
>xvinfo says
>    maximum XvImage size: 2048 x 2048
>so it should work.
>The block behaves a bit strange when moving the window around. Vertically, it 
>has full size. Horizontally, when moving the window right, the block moves 
>with the window, but when moving left, the block goes out of the window. (if 
>needed I could create a video of this).
>My card:
>0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M9+ 5C63 [Radeon 
>Mobility 9200 (AGP)] (rev 01)
>My current x is the modular ebuilds from gentoo, but the same bug has been 
>confirmed by someone else using stable xorg.
>An example video where the bug appears can be found here (yes, I know it's 
>hughe, but that's HD-video):
I am having the same problem... I thought I would pipe in with some 
additional information...

I experienced the above problem when using Radeon IGP 9100 with shared 
videoram set in BIOS to use 64MB.

I do NOT experience this problem on the same machine, with the on-board 
Radeon IGP 9100 (and surroundview) disabled, using an AGP Radeon 9600XT 
w/ 256 MB videoram.

I conducted these tests using both the stable version of xorg, and the 
beta version currently in Gentoo Portage.  I did not yet try the mplayer 
option "-xo x11" ... will try that later tonight.

Maybe this information can help... maybe not...

btw, ati surroundview doesn't work AT ALL in linux...  I have not tried 
the fglrx drivers yet, but I dont think that will make much of a 
difference, as this has nothing to do with 3d drm. I plan to write this 
up in a later email with a detailed description.  Nobody seems to know 
what surroundview is (besides me), so I'll include a full explanation 
later on.

Michael Krufky

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