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Old 12-09-2005, 03:51 AM   #1
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XVideo


Hi,

It seems that despite the fact that I specifically state in xorg.conf to use XVideo, X server just doesn't want to.

Here's my device section:
Code:
Section "Device"
        Option      "XVideo"
        Option      "YV12"
        Identifier  "Card0"
        Driver      "s3virge"
        VendorName  "S3 Inc."
        BoardName   "86c325 [ViRGE]"
        BusID       "PCI:1:1:0"
EndSection
And here's what xvinfo has to say in the matter:
Code:
X-Video Extension version 2.2
screen #0
 no adaptors present
Any ideas?
 
Old 12-12-2005, 03:27 PM   #2
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You need to add a line in the screen section that tells the system what card to output with. Under screen, add this line:
Device "Card0"
 
Old 12-13-2005, 06:05 AM   #3
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You need to add a line in the screen section that tells the system what card to output with. Under screen, add this line:
Device "Card0"
Yep, it's there.

Looking back on my original post, I didn't make my problem too clear. I suppose that's what I get for posting at 3 in the morning.

X works, it's just that it won't utilize the XVideo extension to play some games and movies (namely those encoded in the WMV-3 format).
 
Old 12-13-2005, 03:32 PM   #4
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Did the system automatically make this file? I'm confused about the YV12 line, which according to the man pages is only avalible for the SiS driver and not the driver you're using.
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Bad news. According to an article for FreeBSD (which uses the same window system as Linux), the error you described means that "XVideo is probably not supported by your card". Also, on a closer look at the man page, the driver can support it but not all cards that can use the driver can. The man page for the driver can be found here: http://www.xfree86.org/current/s3virge.4.html
Under the description it says which cards do support XVideo. If you don't have one of the cards mentioned, it sounds like your stuck as far as XVideo goes.

Last edited by linux=future; 12-13-2005 at 03:40 PM.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 04:19 AM   #5
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I originally got the system to make a config file for me, but it didn't work out too well so I had to play around a bit with it.

I put the YV12 line in there just to be sure, and according to my /proc/pci file, the card I have is the 86C325.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 06:06 PM   #6
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The card does not support XVideo . The 86C325 part shows that it is a Virge, and you must have at least a Virge DX (sounds small but makes a big difference) to use XVideo. Also, the YV12 line should be removed because it specifies an option that is not avalible for the driver of your card.

While XVideo can't help, you can optimize the output of certain programs so you don't need to use XVideo. An article that touches on this can be found here: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...-playback.html
It was written for FreeBSD, but Linux is similar enough so the stuff crosses over. The article describes how to optimize xine and MPlayer for your needs.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 02:58 AM   #7
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Oh well. It's just the MPlayer codec for WMV3 will only output to XVideo.

Thanks anyway.

Last edited by edf825; 12-15-2005 at 07:30 AM.
 
  


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