I would like to know if it is possible to use video overlay on linux just like on windows. Like I can place a picture above the video and special color in the picture would pass through the video.
I am using ubuntu 8.04 and vlc to test this, but can't find the right color. On windows this is really simple, you can just do a screenshot of a video and the the right color is in the screenshot picture. Can somebody please help me get this color in linux?
PS: I mention windows just for better understanding of the problem. Don't want to start a flame war!
Display drivers support old fashioned overlay as well as textured video, which facilitates the 3D engine to perform the job. If your hardware supports both and your application doesn't allow to switch between the two XV backends, then check intel manpage option "XvPreferOverlay". Still - there may be cases where you wont see overlay. Maybe if you use KMS: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NzQ0Nw