[MPlayer-dev-eng] Another SiS vidix issue
jake at CS.Stanford.EDU
Tue Oct 14 20:09:25 CEST 2003
On Tue, 14 Oct 2003, Thomas Winischhofer wrote:
> Marcus Thiese wrote:
> > > I think the xvidix driver is a
> > > great way to test VIDIX development, but Xv is a better option for
> > > real playback, since it's better integreated with X11.
> > But shouldn't the xvidix driver be faster? If it directly accesses the
> > graphics card it should and I'm always heading for speed :-)
> And what, if not "directly accessing the graphics card", do you think
> the X Server does?
Exactly - as Thomas said, & I mentioned originally, the VIDIX driver was
based almost entirely on the Xv driver in the first place. The goal (for
me at least) was to be able to play video using the hardware overlay on
the framebuffer withOUT X11. When in X, use Xv, you'll get the same
performance with much better integration...
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