XvMC is an X-Video extension for offloading video decoding to the graphics processor. The current Intel X.Org driver supports XvMC on the 915/945/G33 series. More information on this new Intel XvMC branch is available from the mailing list announcement and the code can be checked out from its branch inside the xf86-video-intel git tree at FreeDesktop.org.
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