#14 Xmovie XFree86-VidModeExtension patch

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2002-01-07
2002-01-07
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I submitted a patch for xmovie 1.7 which no longer
worked with 1.9. Attached you should find a new patch
for 1.9. Here is what it does:

A patch for Xmovie that uses the XFree86 VidMode
extension to change the video mode of one's X server
when Xmovie is run in fullscreen mode. For example, if
my X server normally runs at 1280x1024 and I play a
640x480 video file, a patched Xmovie will set my X
server's video mode to 640x480.

This greatly saves processor cycles because the
processor no longer needs to scale the video. When
playing a 640x480 jpeg encoded QuickTime video,
Xmovie's usage of my CPU dropped from around 80% to
around 30%.

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