[Softdevice-devel] softdevice question on/off

mike lewis lachlanlewis at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 02:38:23 CET 2005

> Usually cards have only one port for Xv. The only I know which has multiple
> ports are matrox cards, when X11 is told at startup to use the texture engine
> instead of the backend scaler. But unfortunately color keying does not work
> in this mode, so OSD flickers painful. One advantage of using the texture unit
> would be that it is possible to take normal screen shots, as scaled video
> is written to video memory instead of doing overlay.
> The texture unit is merly the same as DirectFB is using when softdevice is set
> to strechblit mode where true alpha blending is possible.
> But such things like alpha blending is unknown to Xfree :-( .
> Oh we could use openGL to do such things.
Would it be possible in directfb?


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