Intel Driver Gets XvMC Improvements
If you use the xf86-video-intel driver in a media box or just commonly watch movies using XvMC (X-Video Motion Compensation) for video acceleration of MPEG-2 files, you may want to check out the latest work going on to the Intel driver. No, XvMC doesn't yet support more video formats like Intel's Keith Packard had talked about at FOSDEM. Committed last night were nine XvMC-related patches to the xf86-video-intel git master branch for this open-source graphics driver. There's nothing groundbreaking about these updates, but a number of fixes and the batch buffer size has been increased.
Planning is already underway for xf86-video-intel 2.4.0, which will incorporate this latest work as well as introducing GEM (the Graphics Execution Manager). This next driver release also delivers GMA X4500 support with DisplayPort and HDMI capabilities.
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