is there any way to use display "overlay layer" when playing video?

Daniel Stone daniel at
Fri Aug 31 09:16:03 UTC 2018

On Fri, 31 Aug 2018 at 09:00, tugouxp <13824125580 at> wrote:
>    my target platform display engine device support two type of layers, they are "GUI" and "YUV", the GUI layer use to draw OSD screens with data type RGB, and "YUV" only support video data with "yuv" format.
> but when i launch a media player with gstreamer utility tools, i found that the result is not like what i expected, the video-sink is "waylandsink", the result reveal that only one layer is enabled in display engine,
> so, it seems both the gui and video are mixed together into one layer, mabe that needs a transform of video from "YUV" to "RGB", it is a waste of time and effencity, so i want to know, is there anyway to use the "overlay" layer directly through wayland copositor?

If you're using Weston 5.0.0 with the DRM backend (i.e. your graphics
hardware has a KMS driver), and GStreamer is doing
hardware-accelerated decoding (using dmabuf to pass buffers), then
this should work fine using the hardware overlay. Can you please share
more details about which compositor you're using, which hardware, etc?

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