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Re: fullscreen video playback

On Mon, 23 Oct 2000, matt garman wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 23, 2000 at 10:42:03PM -0200, Henrique M Holschuh wrote:
> > On Mon, 23 Oct 2000, nate@firetrail.com wrote:
> > > without proper video acceleration in X this is not
> > > possible/reccomended. try using the double option in mpegtv and you'll see
> > 
> > Well, if you define a videomode closer to the resolution of the video you're
> > playing, SDL fullscreen mode should switch the Xserver to that mode, I think.
> > This is obviously not even close to a good hardware-based scale-and-dirther
> > solution, but at least the movies will not be played in a small rectangle
> > with huge black borders anymore :-)
> On a local newsgroup, someone said I need the "dbe" module loaded in order
> to let SDL to video mode switching.  What package provides the dbe module?
> I'm running Debian 2.2, with the xfree 3.3.6 package.  I can't find any
> relevant dbe files on my system.  In fact, I don't even have the directory
> /usr/X11R6/lib/modules on my computer.

Well, SC3000 did that for me, under xf 3.3.6 and SDL in its default (debian)
configuration. The only thing I did was to provide the proper videomodes (as
in I can select them using Ctrl+Alt++ and Ctrl+Alt+-).  I don't even know
what a dbe module is :-)

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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