[MPlayer-users] TV-Out in Linux

RC rcooley at spamcop.net
Sat Apr 2 23:45:34 CEST 2005

On Sat, 2 Apr 2005 13:53:10 +0200
Sebastian Krämer <spambouncer at skraemer.de> wrote:

> Don't know what you mean by overlay so I can't say if my second display 
> supports that..

Overlay basically means sending the video directly to the card, rather than going through X11.  If a screen capture of the MPlayer window only shows solid green/blue, it's using an overlay.

The common overlay -vo's mplayer uses are "xv", and *vidix, so if "-vo xv" works, you're using an overlay.

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