Status of Intel Xvmc support?

Robert Lowery rglowery at
Wed Dec 3 01:05:16 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
> ago.
Just as a matter of interest, has anyone on the list managed to get the
master XvMC support working on MythTV?

I have a GM965 based system where mplayer works ok with the new XvMC
support, but mythfrontend crashes whenever I try to playback using XvMC.

>> 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.
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