os33 - video regression ?

Neil Graham Lerc at screamingduck.com
Wed Oct 28 15:10:27 EDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 11:28 -0700, Jon Nettleton wrote:

> > Xv can blit both YUV and RGB data to the overlay. I do not know why do 
> > not they support Xv but this cannot be the reason...
> http://blogs.adobe.com/penguin.swf/2008/05/flash_uses_the_gpu.html
> Down under FAQ.

It may be the reason given, but it still isn't a valid reason because it
simply isn't true.  

It may be a simplifiaction of 'rgb overlays cannot be relied upon to be
supported by the hardware'.  That is true, some hardware only supports
YUV. RGB565 certainly is possible an indeed exists on the XO-1.  I'm
using it to run graphics scaled.

I would love to see the same mechanism on the 1.5. From the snooping
I've done so far XO-1.5's have been reporting no adapters present  
or cannot open display.  I'm guessing I have yet to encounter one with
drivers advanced enough to allow XV.

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