Fixing the mess that is XvMC?

Donnie Berkholz spyderous at
Fri Oct 29 10:53:59 PDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-10-29 at 10:00 -0700, Kendall Bennett wrote:
> It seems to me that the best solution to this problem would be for the 
> libXvMC library to make a call to the X driver to retrieve the name of 
> the client side vendor library to use (just like Windows does for OpenGL 
> ICD drivers). Then the libXvMC library could abstract all this away from 
> the client programs and take care of this by automatically using dlopen() 
> on the appropriate vendor library at runtime, without the client programs 
> having to do or know anything about the chipset specific vendor 
> libraries.
> Since this does not exist at present, I would like to work on making this 
> happen. Since I am not familiar with how to write a private interface 
> between the client code and the X driver, can someone help me write the 
> interface code to pass the client library name back from the X driver? and the
rest of the thread may interest you.
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