Radeon Driver Gets Reworked Textured Video
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 17 April 2009 at 11:15 AM EDT. 39 Comments
AMD's Alex Deucher has delivered a new Textured Video implementation in the xf86-video-ati driver. While this video acceleration is not ideal as say VDPAU, VA-API, or even just XvMC it will certainly be appreciated by ATI customers.

The reworked TexturedVideo implementation is in the Git master code and now has native support for planar formats and X-Video attributes for brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, gamma, and color-space are implemented within the driver. These X-Video attributes though are not currently supported when using bi-cubic filtering. This reworked video support that affects all supported card generations was done by Alex Deucher and Roland Scheidegger.

Checkout the latest xf86-video-ati Git code for the support. Alex also made an announcement about this new support on his personal blog.

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