[MPlayer-users] Re: is fbdev broken ?

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Tue Feb 1 21:04:42 CET 2005

On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 10:42:46AM +0100, jarek darnowski wrote:
> > yes, someone committed lots of idiotic nonsense to the fbdev vo
> > modules to display 'subtitles below the movie' or something
> dumb like
> > that. if someone can identify the specific cvs commits that did
> this
> > i'll look them up and reverse them sometime.
> > 
> > rich
> last 100% working fbdev (in my oppinion) was in mplayer 0.92.
> starting from the initial version of 1.0, when fbdev2 was
> introduced, -vo fbdev was broken :( can anyone fix this ?
> of course i can still use 0.92 but it lacks lots of features and
> is incopatible with most modern containers and codecs.
> broken -vo fbdev in *all* 1.0 versions makes no sense for me to
> use it, because i'm mainly using framebuffer console.

you should never use fbdev anyway. it tears, and there's no way to fix
it. use vidix or another overlay-based driver; anything else is

> also tdfxfb doesn't work for me. is anyone engaged in development
> of this video module nowdays or the project is dead ? 

it's supposed to work. what problem do you have with it?


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