[MPlayer-users] TV-Out in Linux

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sun Apr 3 01:18:37 CEST 2005

On Sat, Apr 02, 2005 at 01:45:34PM -0800, RC wrote:
> 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.

Not true. Broken video drives (especially nvidia) implement
non-overlay xv. All they do is accelerate the yuv->rgb, but they
actually blit the result in the main framebuffer, meaning it's not
synced to refresh and other bad things.


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