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Xv(3)											    Xv(3)

       Xv - X Window System video extension

       The  Xv	extension provides support for video adaptors attached to an X display.  It takes
       the approach that a display may have one or more video adaptors, each of which has one  or
       more ports through which independent video streams pass.

       An  adaptor  may be able to display video in a drawable, capture video from a drawable, or
       both.  It translates between video encoding (NTSC, PAL, SECAM, etc...) and drawable format
       (depth  and visual-id pair). An adaptor may support multiple video encodings and/or multi-
       ple drawable formats.

       Clients use Xv(3) to gain access and manage sharing of a display's video resources.  Typi-
       cally,  a  client  will	use XvQueryExtension(3) to determine the status of the extension,
       XvQueryAdaptors(3) to get a description of what video adaptors  exist,  and  XvQueryEncod-
       ings(3) to get a description of what video encodings an adaptor supports.

       Once  a	client has determined what video resources are available, it is free to put video
       into a drawable or get video  from  a  drawable,  according  the  capabilities  supported.
       Clients	can  select  to receive events when video activity changes in a drawable and when
       port attributes have changed.

Summary of Library Functions
       The following is a summary of Xv library functions:

       XvGetPortAttribute(3) - return current port attribute value

       XvGetStill(3) - capture a single frame of video from a drawable

       XvGetVideo(3) - capture video from a drawable

       XvGrabPort(3) - lock port for exclusive use by client

       XvPortNotify(3) - event generated when port attributes change

       XvPutStill(3) - write a single frame of video to a drawable

       XvPutVideo(3) - write video into a drawable

       XvQueryAdaptors(3) - return adaptor information for a screen

       XvQueryBestSize(3) - determine the optimum drawable region size

       XvQueryEncodings(3) - return list of encodings for an adaptor

       XvQueryExtension(3) - return version and revision of extension

       XvSelectPortNotify(3) - enable or disable XvPortNotify events

       XvSelectVideoNotify(3) - enable or disable XvVideoNotify events

       XvSetPortAttribute(3) - set an attribute for a port

       XvStopVideo(3) - stop active video

       XvUngrabPort(3) - release a grabbed port

       XvVideoNotify(3) - event generated for video processing

       Each of these functions is described in its own Xv man page.

X Version 11				   libXv 1.0.4					    Xv(3)
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