DirectFB Xine plugin needs update to support HW acceleration


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by leonce » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:14 pm
Hi all,

DirectFB.org has released an early version v1.7 which handles HW acceleration on raspi's Videocore IV.
Unfortunately, Xine does not recognize these libraries and desperately loads DirectFB v1.2.

It would be VERY nice if someone could have a look in the xine directfb plugin. This will allow all Xine based applications to take benefit from the Raspberry Pi's graphic capabilities !

Details about the issue are here :
https://bugs.launchpad.net/raspbian/+bug/1095298

I think this is the code which has to be updated :
http://anonscm.debian.org/hg/xine-lib/xine-lib-1.2/file/c3293ab97f32/src/video_out/video_out_directfb.c

Could anyone try to generate a new xineplug_vo_out_directfb.so which will be able to detect DirectFB 1.7 ?

Thanks a lot,
Leonce
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by jamesh » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:38 pm
you really need to contact the xine developers about this - not really a Raspbian issue. That said, maybe someone here may be able to help.
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by leonce » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:45 pm
jamesh wrote:you really need to contact the xine developers about this - not really a Raspbian issue. That said, maybe someone here may be able to help.


Yes, I agree with you. However I expect this community to be more reactive these days than the xine developers ;-)
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by DAldred » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:09 pm
From the Xine website:

2014-07-06: Release
xine-lib 1.2.6
Changes include video decoding and output for Raspberry Pi, more colour matrix support (overlay, VAAPI, Radeon), Opus audio support, and various decoding and output fixes and optimisations.


Could this be what you've been waiting for - and if so does anyone know how to get it into the repository?
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by fruitoftheloom » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:28 pm
Why not install from source ?

https://www.xine-project.org/releases
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by DAldred » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:35 pm
Two reasons : I haven't knowingly got a full build environment on the pi, and if it's good for the pi then it's better that it's easily available via repository.

If it needs testing I don't mind having a go at a build, I guess, but time's at a bit of a premium at the moment...
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by DAldred » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:18 pm
Hang on, guys. Looks from comments on the Xine Google+ page (https://plus.google.com/+Xine-ProjectOrg/posts) that there may be dependencies yet to be sorted out....
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