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 Xvideo
HI,

I am trying to use the VLC application from Blastwave on S9, the problem
is that VLC is compiled for Xvideo, is that available somewhere?

I have tried both on a Sunray and on a Blade 2500(silver) with XVR-500
without luck.

On the Blade I get sound but on the Sunray I get nothing, lack of /dev/dsp.

/michael



 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 06:57:00 GMT   
 Xvideo
Michael Laajanen <michael_laaja...@yahoo.com> writes in comp.unix.solaris:
|I am trying to use the VLC application from Blastwave on S9, the problem
|is that VLC is compiled for Xvideo, is that available somewhere?
|I have tried both on a Sunray and on a Blade 2500(silver) with XVR-500
|without luck.

The server side is only available for Xorg/XFree86 on Solaris x86.
You can build the libraries on Solaris SPARC so that your applications
will run, but you won't get the performance boost when displayed to a
SPARC system.  (We provide SPARC versions of the libraries in Solaris
10.)

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 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 10:21:29 GMT   
 Xvideo
HI,

Thanks for the reply, then I will wait for the first update on S10 which
we are planning to use as initial S9 -> S10 migration point in X'mas time :)

Just a second question, will this also work on the Sunray? any idea of
performance in VLC?

cheers

michael



 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 15:13:52 GMT   
 Xvideo

Sun Ray  doesn't implement the XVideo extension.  If VLC falls back
to using normal X primitives then it should work on Sun Ray but the
performance won't be great.  XVideo for Sun Ray is on the list of
things that Engineering would like to do but I don't know when it
will appear in a release of SRSS.

The "lack of /dev/dsp" you mentioned is strange.  The native audio
device on Solaris is /dev/audio, not /dev/dsp.  You can LD_PRELOAD
the SRSS libc_ut.so library to work around programs that open
/dev/audio instead of $AUDIODEV but that library  doesn't intercept
opens of /dev/dsp.  (The Linux version of this library intercepts
/dev/dsp because that's the native audio device on Linux).  I'd
consider that a bug in VLC, it should pay attention to $AUDIODEV
and should open /dev/audio if $AUDIODEV isn't set.

OttoM.
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 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 01:22:42 GMT   
 Xvideo
HI,

<sniP>

First, have any of Sun Engineers been using VLC on WS and Sunrays, what
is to be expected of it in performace?

Living in the time that we are know, and know when Sunray getting mature
and working, this should be put in a relative high priority, is the work
effort that much?

I use LD_PRELOAD, without success on VLC I do use it on Realplayer 8 in
our common login script as below.

if [ -n "$CORONA_TOKEN" ]
then
     LD_PRELOAD=libc_ut.so; export LD_PRELOAD
     echo "executing on a SUNRAY"
fi

Do you have the possibility to try vlc, I downloaded it from blastwave
on a S9 server which exports it to a S9 Sunray server.

/michael



 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 02:21:18 GMT   
 Xvideo
Michael Laajanen <michael_laaja...@yahoo.com> writes in comp.unix.solaris:
|> The server side is only available for Xorg/XFree86 on Solaris x86.
|> You can build the libraries on Solaris SPARC so that your applications
|> will run, but you won't get the performance boost when displayed to a
|> SPARC system.  (We provide SPARC versions of the libraries in Solaris
|> 10.)
|>
|Thanks for the reply, then I will wait for the first update on S10 which
|we are planning to use as initial S9 -> S10 migration point in X'mas time :)
|
|Just a second question, will this also work on the Sunray? any idea of
|performance in VLC?

Sun Ray's are still served using Xsun, not yet Xorg, so won't have
Xvideo support.

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 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 06:32:40 GMT   
 Xvideo
HI,

When is SunRay to served by Xorg, any schedule on that yet?

A question, has this got to do with the slow performance if using all
Gnomes "pixel mapped graphics" on S9 without Xvideo?

/michael



 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 07:31:48 GMT   
 Xvideo
Michael Laajanen <michael_laaja...@yahoo.com> writes in comp.unix.solaris:
|When is SunRay to served by Xorg, any schedule on that yet?

Not that I can disclose at this time, sorry.

|A question, has this got to do with the slow performance if using all
|Gnomes "pixel mapped graphics" on S9 without Xvideo?

Xvideo is really only about video playback, and shouldn't affect GNOME
performance other than in your movie player applications.

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  Working for, but definitely not speaking for, Sun Microsystems, Inc.



 Wed, 30 Apr 2008 00:29:53 GMT   
 
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