[MPlayer-dev-eng] Vidix Status

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Sun Feb 4 16:36:50 CET 2007

On Sunday, 04 February 2007 at 15:16, Benjamin Zores wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm wondering if anyone here has an idea of MPlayer's vidix status
> towards vidix.sf.net project.
> It seems that we grabbed it once, then added some tweaks that were never
> send upstream but now, the vidix.sf.net project has continue to evolve
> and we don't support these changes any longer.
> For example, when I look at radeon_vid driver, I can see that MPlayer
> doesn't support chipsets higher then R350 (radeon 9600/9800) while
> vidix.sf.net has additional support for all ATI Xsomething cards.
> So I was wondering if maybe it wouldn't be a good idea to:
> - check for changes that have been applied to MPlayer and sent them
> upstream.

It definitely is. Just go ahead and do it. ;)

> - remove the built-in vidix-lib and drivers to _always_ rely on the
> external vidix.sf.net project

Looks like they have regular releases, so it's probably doable if
we don't need to patch the upstream source to work with current MPlayer.

> - or, as vidix was iirc originaly coded by MPlayer devels, host it on
> mplayerhq using SVN, that would allow us to have an always up-to-date
> vidix lib/drivers (and so keep it built-in) as it is done for
> libavcodec/format.

I don't know if that's feasible.


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