xv overlay - cinema mode

Wesley S. profox at ubuntu-nl.org
Thu Mar 22 11:20:59 PDT 2007

2007/3/22, Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel at free.fr>:
> I think you can do what you're looking for with Mandriva's new
> compositing window manager: as it enables you to clone windows, you
> could clone your video-out window, and on the one of the screens zoom
> until the video is fullscreen, and voilà !

Thanks, Xavier, but I was already aware of Metisse. But you can hardly
call it new, the first public release of Metisse was in June 2004 ;)

To be honest, I also thought of doing something like this, since
modern compositing (window) managers can just clone windows etc. but I
don't really think that that is the best solution either. It is
creative though :)

2007/3/22, Alex Deucher <alexdeucher at gmail.com>:
> It's just non-xinerama dualhead.  Source the overlay to crtc2 and it
> will take care of the scaling and such.  You could implement the
> necessary code in your favorite movie player.

I don't know a lot at the technical level of video and/or X.org, but
it does sound interesting.

Would this "trick" play my video in the movie player on my first
screen and fullscreened/scaled on the second screen (TV)? Or is that
not the case?

And what is this "crtc2" thing? Google tells me "cathode ray tube
controller" but that sounds like it would only work with CRT
screens... or doesn't that matter, because a crt controller is
something that's not necessarily related to crt screens?

Thanks for your answers, Xavier and Alex

Wesley Stessens <profox at ubuntu-nl.org>
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