[MPlayer-users] TV-Out in Linux

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sun Apr 3 02:46:53 CEST 2005

On Sun, Apr 03, 2005 at 01:20:54AM +0200, Sebastian Krämer wrote:
> On Sunday 03 April 2005 01:18, D Richard Felker III wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 02, 2005 at 01:45:34PM -0800, RC wrote:
> > > 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.
> Mokay.. Still, good enough for watching movies :)

No, it's not. Look up tearing (sometimes called shearing) and watch
closely. Or maybe not...if you do once you'll never be able to watch
like that again. Of course then you'll fix the problem and stop making
your friends with better eyes suffer through it.. :)


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