XVideo support in xf86-video-nv / G90

Henry-Nicolas Tourneur henry.nicolas at tourneur.be
Tue Feb 24 01:45:36 PST 2009

Le Tuesday 24 February 2009 10:35:24 René Rebe, vous avez écrit :
> Corbin Simpson wrote:
> > René Rebe wrote:
> >> Aaron Plattner wrote:
> >>> On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 09:26:11AM -0800, Henry-Nicolas Tourneur wrote:
> >>>> I would like to know if there are any plans to add XVideo support for
> >>>> G90 cards to the nvidia free 2D driver.
> >>>
> >>> I'm afraid not.  XV on those GPUs requires the 3D engine, and setting
> >>> that up is too complicated to be within the scope of that driver.
> >>
> >> Which are just other words for "we do not want open source guys to know
> >> how to do that", hm?
> >
> > Hey, c'mon. xf86-video-nv is only a modesetting DDX; it's only there in
> > order to provide basic functionality out-of-the-box rather than force
> > users to use *shudder* xf86-video-vesa.
> >
> > The nouveau project appears to have Xv for some NV50 cards; maybe you
> > should check that out.
> I live and contribute in the open source world for over a decade, of
> course I know
> the nouveau driver.
> However, some specs from NVidia (as Intel and AMD[ATi] learned to publish)
> would help on that matter.

Yes, we all know that but, anyway, that wasn't the goal of my original email. 
I didn't know that it isn't feasible in their scope, so I asked.

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