Status of Intel Xvmc support?

Keith Packard keithp at
Tue Dec 2 08:01:40 PST 2008

On Tue, 2008-12-02 at 10:24 -0500, Devin Heitmueller wrote:
> Looking through the archives, I have not seen any progress on Xvmc
> support in the Intel driver for quite some time.
> Could someone please summarize where Xvmc support is at for the
> various Intel devices (g33/g35/g45 etc)?

XvMC support for G965/GM965/G45/GM45 was merged to master a few days

> Is there any work ongoing in this area?  In particular, is there any
> hope of getting 720/1080 playback support?  I know that Intel has
> expressed support for its new VA API which supports newer formats, but
> there is still considerable value in MPEG2 playback via Xvmc due to
> the increasing popularity of ATSC.

The hard work turns out to be building the codecs, which should work
with either API, so XvMC will remain supported for MPEG2 at least.

keith.packard at
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