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    Default ATI TexturedVideo AVIVO (8.25.18)

    Not only did the Dynamic Display Management Options sneak into the shipping 8.25.18 drivers last month, but so did the TexturedVideo support. While the option remains undocumented in the 8.25.18 fglrx display drivers, it was discovered that the TexturedVideo option is indeed there, even for non-X1000 Radeon parts.

    Adding the below line to the fglrx device section of the xorg.conf. with fglrx drivers 8.25.18 or newer, should yield TexturedVideo success. If using version 8.24.8, or older, the option will NOT work. With the 8.25 drivers, there doesn't appear to be any aticonfig option for this video feature.

    Code:
    Option "TexturedVideo" "on"
    Phoronix had initially detailed TexturedVideo in our launch-day ATI Radeon X1800 Linux Preview, which came with the X1k Linux support in the 8.24 drivers. In that preview, we had actually shared that the feature would likely be embedded into the 8.25 drivers. TexturedVideo basically uses the 3D engine for video playback rather than 2D. ATI's TexturedVideo option is fairly similar to other TexturedVideo capabilities in XGL and other drivers. Any program using the XV (X-Video) extension, should be able to handle this 3D accelerated playback. TexturedVideo does require X.Org v6.9.0 or higher.

    This option was tested on a Mobility Radeon X300.

    Code:
    $ fglrxinfo
    
    display: :0.0  screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: MOBILITY RADEON X300 Generic
    OpenGL version string: 2.0.5814 (8.25.18)
    Below is the $ xvinfo output prior to the TexturedVideo option being added.

    Code:
    X-Video Extension version 2.2
    screen #0
     no adaptors present
    Then the output after TexturedVideo was utilized.

    Code:
    X-Video Extension version 2.2
    screen #0
      Adaptor #0: "ATI Radeon AVIVO Video"
        number of ports: 1
        port base: 115
        operations supported: PutImage
        supported visuals:
          depth 24, visualID 0x23
          depth 24, visualID 0x24
          depth 24, visualID 0x25
          depth 24, visualID 0x26
          depth 24, visualID 0x27
          depth 24, visualID 0x28
          depth 24, visualID 0x29
          depth 24, visualID 0x2a
          depth 24, visualID 0x2b
          depth 24, visualID 0x2c
          depth 24, visualID 0x2d
          depth 24, visualID 0x2e
          depth 24, visualID 0x2f
          depth 24, visualID 0x30
          depth 24, visualID 0x31
          depth 24, visualID 0x32
          depth 24, visualID 0x33
          depth 24, visualID 0x34
          depth 24, visualID 0x35
          depth 24, visualID 0x36
          depth 24, visualID 0x37
          depth 24, visualID 0x38
          depth 24, visualID 0x39
          depth 24, visualID 0x3a
          depth 24, visualID 0x3b
          depth 24, visualID 0x3c
          depth 24, visualID 0x3d
          depth 24, visualID 0x3e
          depth 24, visualID 0x3f
          depth 24, visualID 0x40
          depth 24, visualID 0x41
          depth 24, visualID 0x42
          depth 24, visualID 0x43
          depth 24, visualID 0x44
          depth 24, visualID 0x45
          depth 24, visualID 0x46
          depth 24, visualID 0x47
          depth 24, visualID 0x48
          depth 24, visualID 0x49
          depth 24, visualID 0x4a
          depth 24, visualID 0x4b
          depth 24, visualID 0x4c
          depth 24, visualID 0x4d
          depth 24, visualID 0x4e
          depth 24, visualID 0x4f
          depth 24, visualID 0x50
          depth 24, visualID 0x51
          depth 24, visualID 0x52
          depth 24, visualID 0x53
          depth 24, visualID 0x54
          depth 24, visualID 0x55
          depth 24, visualID 0x56
          depth 24, visualID 0x57
          depth 24, visualID 0x58
          depth 24, visualID 0x59
          depth 24, visualID 0x5a
          depth 24, visualID 0x5b
          depth 24, visualID 0x5c
          depth 24, visualID 0x5d
          depth 24, visualID 0x5e
          depth 24, visualID 0x5f
          depth 24, visualID 0x60
          depth 24, visualID 0x61
          depth 24, visualID 0x62
        number of attributes: 12
          "XV_SET_DEFAULTS" (range 0 to 1)
                  client settable attribute
          "XV_DOUBLE_BUFFER" (range 0 to 1)
                  client settable attribute
                  client gettable attribute (current value is 1)
          "XV_BRIGHTNESS" (range -1000 to 1000)
                  client settable attribute
                  client gettable attribute (current value is 0)
          "XV_CONTRAST" (range -1000 to 1000)
                  client settable attribute
                  client gettable attribute (current value is 0)
          "XV_SATURATION" (range -1000 to 1000)
                  client settable attribute
                  client gettable attribute (current value is 0)
          "XV_COLOR" (range -1000 to 1000)
                  client settable attribute
                  client gettable attribute (current value is 0)
          "XV_HUE" (range -1000 to 1000)
                  client settable attribute
                  client gettable attribute (current value is 0)
          "XV_RED_INTENSITY" (range -1000 to 1000)
                  client settable attribute
                  client gettable attribute (current value is 0)
          "XV_GREEN_INTENSITY" (range -1000 to 1000)
                  client settable attribute
                  client gettable attribute (current value is 0)
          "XV_BLUE_INTENSITY" (range -1000 to 1000)
                  client settable attribute
                  client gettable attribute (current value is 0)
          "" (range 0 to 0)
          "" (range 0 to 0)
        maximum XvImage size: 4096 x 4096
        Number of image formats: 4
          id: 0x32595559 (YUY2)
            guid: 59555932-0000-0010-8000-00aa00389b71
            bits per pixel: 16
            number of planes: 1
            type: YUV (packed)
          id: 0x59565955 (UYVY)
            guid: 55595659-0000-0010-8000-00aa00389b71
            bits per pixel: 16
            number of planes: 1
            type: YUV (packed)
          id: 0x32315659 (YV12)
            guid: 59563132-0000-0010-8000-00aa00389b71
            bits per pixel: 12
            number of planes: 3
            type: YUV (planar)
          id: 0x30323449 (I420)
            guid: 49343230-0000-0010-8000-00aa00389b71
            bits per pixel: 12
            number of planes: 3
            type: YUV (planar)
    Though barely noticeable, below is an uncompressed JPG image quickly comparing the gl driver in mplayer against the xv driver (which was able to used TexturedVideo). On the left hand side are screenshots from mplayer with gl, and on the right hand side is the xv with TexturedVideo. Once again, this was done using a Mobility Radeon X300. As this ATI feature isn't yet officially implemented, look for more decisive tests coming at Phoronix at a later date.



    As this feature isn't yet officially implemented, do not expect ATI support if you experience issues. ATI also does not endorse nor support manually modifying your xorg.conf. However, feel free to post your thoughts or problems in our ATI Linux section of the Phoronix Forums.
    Last edited by Michael; 06-17-2006 at 12:53 PM.

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