Wine 1.7.6 Supports Video Mixing Renderer 7
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 08 November 2013 at 04:26 PM EST. Add A Comment
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Wine 1.7.6 is now available as the latest bi-weekly release of the Wine software for running Windows applications and games on Linux.

Per the official notes at WineHQ.org, the official 1.7.6 changes include:

- Rewrite of the BiDi algorithm for full Unicode 6.3 support.
- Support for Video Mixing Renderer version 7.
- Better handling of window resizes in the Mac driver.
- Various bug fixes.

The BiDi (Bi-Directional text) algorithm rewrite is useful for some with Unicode 6.3 support. Video Mixing Renderer 7 (VMR-7) is the default video renderer on Windows since XP and uses DirectDraw 7 while not yet done is a VMR-9 implementation that's paired with Direct3D 9. When it comes to the various bug-fixes in Wine 1.7.6 there's said to be 30 official fixes.
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