[compiz] video plugin update

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Sat Jul 28 05:34:27 PDT 2007

David Reveman wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-07-12 at 11:17 +0100, Colin Guthrie wrote:
>> David Reveman wrote:
>>> I had to update the video plugin interface slightly to fix some bugs.
>>> I've attached an updated mplayer patch.
>> Feed the Stupid please....
>> I remember reading that this plugin is effectively for Xgl? Does this
>> also work for AIGLX? I've got intel i945GM and can't use Xv under
>> compiz, but will enabling the video plugin and applying this patch to
>> mplayer make it magically work?
> It works with any server. However, for hw accelerated YUV color-space
> conversions you'll need to patch the server and I'm not sure that the
> patch I quickly wrote will work on anything but xgl at the moment but I
> haven't tested so maybe it will. Without YUV support, my mplayer patch
> will do the color-space conversion in software and feed RGB data to
> compiz instead, which is not nearly as efficient as feeding YUV data to
> compiz but still most likely a whole lot more efficient than using
> XVideo on a composited desktop.
> If you can't use Xv with compiz then this is definitely for you.

Yeah it's working well for me. Not as fast as without compiz but that is
probably down to the YUV stuff you mention.

Would be great if it would also work with mplayer frontends
(specifically mplayer-plugin). Any idea why it doesn't? Something to do
with window-ids I'd imagine.....


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