Single Board Computer for HD XVideo?

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at
Tue Jan 2 08:49:39 PST 2007

On Sun, 24 Dec 2006 11:06:27 +0000 Tomas Carnecky <tom at> babbled:

> Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> > caved in and bought a microatx board - stuck an nv6600gt in it and now hdtv
> > is slick, smooth and dreamy (using fragment shaders tho for yuv->rgb and u
> > can do much more fun things with the video then)
> > 
> Why not use the XVideo extension? It can do the conversion and scaling 
> on the card if the driver supports that.

because i can't overlay and blend multiple videos at high resolution.
"overlays" of osd's and underlays etc. won't be limited to yuv 422 etc. i
can get full argb32 overlays and ui elements mixed with video, blending etc.

this way video is just a normal piece of gfx with no bizarr-o colorkeyed
overlays and limitations. they slide into a complex display pipeline seamlessly
without arbitrary limits :)

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