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    Default NVIDIA Releases Updated VDPAU LIbrary

    Phoronix: NVIDIA Releases Updated VDPAU LIbrary

    NVIDIA on Tuesday released the open-source libvdpau 0.5 library for their Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE3NTg

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    One fix is to workaround the Flash blob passing color arguments to a function in an incorrect order, which can lead to some Flash videos having a bluish tint.
    Yes!, finally no more bad colored videos on youtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaodan View Post
    Yes!, finally no more bad colored videos on youtube.
    Yes, I suspect that was hurting anyone using the driver from nvidia (myself included). Luckily, when Adobe drops support, they really drop it, they can't be bothered to fix stuff like this

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    I just upgraded to a GTX660 Ti from a HD3870 Radeon. One of the problems I am experiencing is the video layer for flash is drawing not only int he browser but sometimes to the desktop. Not sure if it's a fault with the transparent layer used or problem with clipping/redraw.

    I say the above as maybe this will fix the problem.

    EDIT: "One fix is to workaround the Flash blob passing color arguments to a function in an incorrect order, which can lead to some Flash videos having a bluish tint. The other fix is for colors bleeding through to other windows. Lastly, there's a small memory leak fix when unloading libvdpau. "

    Yes that's the problem... I have also noticed videos playing in smurf mode.

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    Just updated the lib. So far no smurf videos, and the once overlay problem has gone.

    A new issue I've noticed is the video layer isn't very good with scrolling. I see lime green transparent layer late to shift from the once video overlay area when scrolling in firefox.

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    I get the blue videos also with OSS radeon driver on HD4350. What's up with that? I am not sure I even have this vdpau library installed.

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    A nice example how crappy the Flash is. Instead of fixing bug in flash (and it would certainly be a very simple fix), others have to work around Adobe's incompetency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceman View Post
    I get the blue videos also with OSS radeon driver on HD4350. What's up with that? I am not sure I even have this vdpau library installed.
    See stativ's post above. It's Adobe's bug, Nvidia just worked around it.

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    These two bugs are awful. Nice to hear they've fixed them. I don't understand why the author is not excited - life on Linux does get better even when just bugs get fixed.

    By the way, I can't log into phoronix with Konqueror... only with Firefox; I guess another bug I'm going to be excited when it gets fixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceman View Post
    I get the blue videos also with OSS radeon driver on HD4350. What's up with that?
    For gentoo libvdpau is a mesa dependency if you want to use radeon + vdpau. So yes: The flash bug should be fixed for the free radeon driver, too.

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