status of xvmc

Matt Thrailkill matt.thrailkill at
Tue Apr 14 18:26:35 PDT 2009

I believe XvMC only does MPEG2 right now.

The various acceleration apis from Intel and Nvidia are supposed to
handle x264.  I believe newer versions of Mplayer and VLC support
Nvidia's API, VDPAU.  I have no idea what the story is on Intel's

On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 4:58 AM, Daniel Gultsch <daniel at> wrote:
> Hi,
> i'm playing around with XvMC on my intel 4500MHD and I noticed that it
> only supports MPEG2. Is this right? Or am i just doing it wrong? So
> what are the plans? Will it support x264 more or less soon?
> And what about the Video Acceleration API? I read about it on
> wikipedia.
> Thanks for some input.
> cheers Daniel
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