Triple monitor AGP+PCI, mergedfb and xvideo
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 09:13:00 PDT 2006
On 10/3/06, Aefron <aefron_ml at yahoo.fr> wrote:
> Alex Deucher a écrit :
> > On 10/3/06, Aefron <aefron_ml at yahoo.fr> wrote:
> > Xv actually works fine with xinerama.
> > I suspect what is happening is that mplayer is querying screen0 for
> > dimensions and such regardless of what screen you ask it to run on.
> > Do other video player also have problems?
> I haven't really been able to make xv work with xinerama and mPlayer...
> it load but mPlayer tells it doesn't manage to xv on the PCI... but even
> if you're right, I still haven't been able to have double buffer
> extension in xinerama which makes conky horribly flicker... log files
> tell it loads... but it doesn't work at all that way...
> For the other players, I have only tried with VLC which crashes as soon
> as I tell it to play (xv or not) on display :0.1 (namely the monitor
> attached to the PCI card).
> I understand what you are talking about concerning mPlayer querying
> screen0 for dimensions, but it seems strange to me : indeed, if I
> deactivate MergedFB or put it in clone-mode, by opposition to the
> RightOf mode I would like to function, (even keeping a virtual size of
> 2880 1024, relative to my dual-head mergedfb 1600x1200-1280x1024) on the
> AGP card, the fullscreen overlayed video is playing totally well (no
> overzoom nor truncation)... so that may be MergeFB interfering with the
> PCI overlay... that is what made me post to this mailing list instead of
> contacting mPlayer developpers first...
when you disable mergedfb dualhead or switch to a clone mode, you are
changing the dimensions of screen0 which is probably what mplayer is
> But I follow your advice of testing with another player and am
> installing Xine (Gentoo... will take a few minutes...)... Though I do
> not not of any other videoplayers than mPlayer, VLC and xine (and their
> derivates)... Do you have any idea of others?
those should be fine.
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