[vlc-devel] Re: DirectX problem
hishadow at netcabo.pt
Sat May 24 21:59:35 CEST 2003
Gildas, thanks for your help I did some system reconfiguring today and
figured out my problems. I'll summarize, because they're likely to happen
again to someone else.
First problem: The directx plugin doesn't handle displays set to 256
colors. It doesn't complain about them either, it just happily creates
screen (orange in my case) and doesn't display anything to it.
Interestingly if you covered up the window with another dark colored window
it would show a ghosted image on that window.
Second problem: When using a dual headed ATI card, most (if not all) don't
support directx overlay on the second head. As it turns out, they don't
support directx overlay if they're installed as a second video card. The
cheap PCI card I had set to primary didn't support directx at all, and the
ATI card didn't support overlay when it was the secondary card even though I
was using the primary head.
Does the directx plugin make any attempt to detect these conditions and fail
gracefully? Either allowing the plugin selector to move on to a different
video output module or disabling the overlay as appropriate?
> I had made some modifications to the wxWin plugin to give a time
> signal out,
> but nothing should have affected DirectX. When I started trying to figure
> out the problems I restarted with a clean CVS tree, or packaged win32
> Was the change before or after the 0.5.2 release? I can check the 0.5.1
> and 0.5.2 releases and see if they work.
> > The directx plugin has been slightly changed in march but personnaly I
> > didn't notice any regression on the 20+ computers I tried it on.
> > --
> > Gildas
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