KMS Textured Video

Michel Dänzer michel at
Tue Sep 1 07:47:59 PDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-09-01 at 10:34 -0400, Alex Deucher wrote: 
> On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 6:52 AM, James Cloos<cloos at> wrote:
> >>>>>> "Alex" == Alex Deucher <alexdeucher at> writes:
> >
> >>> OTOH, given that textured video on r100 is pretty pathetic, the real
> >>> fix would be to add overlay video support to KMS.
> >
> > Alex> What's the problem with textured video?  It should perform as well
> > Alex> or better than the overlay without all the limitations.
> >
> > It is not a question of performace but of features.
> >
> > The overlay supports 8 formats and 22 attributes (more on hw which has a
> > tuner) whereas the textured video supports 4 formats and only a single
> > attribute.
> Really the only missing formats are RGB formats which would be trivial
> to add to textured video, but generally I don't seem much point in
> adding them as they are already supported with transforms via render.

Some apps (e.g. emulators) have support for XVideo but not RENDER.
Unless it would be a lot of work (which I can hardly imagine), I think
it would make sense.

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |      
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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