[MPlayer-users] Mplayer with Stereoscopic using Vdpau

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Sat Nov 27 15:50:56 CET 2010

On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 12:54:34PM -0000, Phil Rhodes wrote:
> >I am not saying that the approach might not have been the best choice for
> >you, it's just that for us the approach of using two screens creates a lot
> >of code which from a maintainance standpoint isn't good enough to
> >be included
> >in the main tree.
> I haven't really been following this, but I would point out that any
> competent 3D handling code needs to be able to put the two eyes out
> to different outputs. So, if someone's written something that lets
> me have one eye on each of two DVI ports (or whatever), then that is
> a feature that is valuable and should remain.

I meant X11 screens. For output through 2 DVI ports (assuming it doesn't
have to work for windowed playback, for which this patch does not really
work either) you just need to set things up as if you had two monitors
side-by-side or on top of each other and play a side-by-side/top-bottom
3D movie completely normally.
This even works with _any_ player btw., on Windows and on Linux (where
this kind of setup is called Xinerama).
Independent X11 screens is the Linux setup where you can't move windows
from one display to the other (advantage is it works with using completely
different graphics cards - except that that's only in theory and irrelevant
in this case since for VDPAU both outputs have to be on the same card again).

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