Fwd: Gnash loves the Via C7

Rob Savoye rob at openmedianow.org
Mon Apr 27 12:20:14 EDT 2009

Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote:

> OK... but "entirely via software" is Doing It Wrong.  With XVideo accel,
> the XO-1 is perfectly capable of playing back YouTube videos at full
> speed.  Observed performance is only awful because Gnash isn't using
> XVideo, so YUV->RGB and scaling are being done in software.  If we built a

  As of the 0.8.5 release, Gnash supports both XVideo an the MIT-SHM
extension for better performance. It's just that these newer builds
never seem to get built for the XO, although I drop binary snapshots as
rpms on our http://www.getgnash.org site occasionally. To enable XVideo
support of newer Gnash builds, just add "set XVideo true" in your
$HOME/.gnashrc file. We added both of these over the winter because of
the benefit to XO class hardware. It's not enabled by default as it's a
new feature.

  The other problem with Gnash builds on the XO is the non-standard
Gstreamer builds, so I dynamically link mine with ffmpeg, which also
give better performance than using Gstreamer anyway. I assume when you
switch to Fedora 11, this problem will go away.

  Anyway, I like to switch to the C7 from the Geode LX. :-)

	- rob -

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