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Old 05-15-04, 09:48 AM   #6
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Default Re: How to setup dual video overlay with Quadro NVS

hello Thunderbird.

Originally Posted by Thunderbird
Normally there's some special "surface" for video rendering called video overlay. It is a sort of layer above your normal 2d desktop. This is also the reason you don't see the movie when you make a screenshot of your desktop.

Blitting is the "normal" way for displaying 2d.
I see...
So I can't set any attribute such as SATURATION. hmm... The movie seems not so good at all...:-(

Originally Posted by Thunderbird
If I understand it correctly that when you first play a movie it has overlay and when you close the movie and start a new one it becomes blitting it must be a driver bug. Have you already tried the opensource "nv" driver to see if it has the problem too as Nvidia's drivers don't like Xinerama very much.
hmm...I think the "nv" doesn't support dual head at least my system doesn't.
When I use the "nv" driver to play the movie, the gxvattr is left over video overlay. And I can only play "one" movie with "nv" driver. Perhaps the nv doesn't contain the feature as the "nvidia" driver does.

Is there a method to solve the problem or I should buy another card e.g. Matrox, ATi?

I am wondering Ati is best recent card that support all feature in XFree86? The "man radeon" mentions that information such as below:
radeon is a XFree86 driver for ATI RADEON based video cards. It con-
tains full support for 8, 15, 16 and 24 bit pixel depths, dual-head
setup, flat panel, hardware 2D acceleration, hardware 3D acceleration
(except R300 cards), hardware cursor, XV extension, Xinerama extension.

Asho :-)
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