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<sect1><title>
Video outputs
</title>

<para>
Video outputs modules allow VLC to display video on your screen.
When launched, VLC tries to guess the most suitable video output module for your system.
However, if you want to force a specific module, use the following command line switch:
--vout modulename
</para>

<sect2><title>directx</title>
<para><emphasis>
default enabled on win32
</emphasis></para>
<para><emphasis>
For Windows only
</emphasis></para>
<para>
This video output uses Microsoft Direct X libraries. 
It is recommended for the win32 port.
</para>
<para>
You may indicate the path to directX libraries and
headers with the <command>--with-directx=PATH</command> switch, when
running the configure script.
</para>
</sect2>

<sect2><title>x11</title>
&enabled;
<para><emphasis>
For Unix with X11 servers only
</emphasis></para>
<para>
This is the basic X11 video output. It only requires a
working X11 server. You will need xlibs headers to compile it
(<emphasis>xlibs-dev</emphasis> package on Debian systems).
</para>
&options-st;
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>--x11-display &lt;string&gt;
X11 display name to use
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para><emphasis>--x11-altfullscreen, --no-x11-altfullscreen </emphasis> :
use alternate fullscreen mode to bypass window managers (default disabled)
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para><emphasis>--x11-shm, --no-x11-shm </emphasis>:
use x11 shared memory (default enabled)
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para><emphasis>--x11-xineramascreen &lt;integer&gt; </emphasis>:
choose the screen to be used for fullscreen mode, when working with xinerama
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect2>

<sect2><title>xvideo</title>
&enabled;
&linux-only;
<para>
It requires an xvideo compliant graphic card (it is the case for
nearly all modern cards). It uses hardware acceleration for YUV
transformation and rescaling.
</para>
&options-st;
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para><emphasis>--xvideo-display &lt;string&gt; </emphasis>:
X11 display name to use
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para><emphasis>--xvideo-adaptor &lt;integer&gt; </emphasis>:
xvideo adaptor number
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para><emphasis>--xvideo-altfullscreen, --no-xvideo-altfullscreen </emphasis>:
use alternate fullscreen mode to bypass window
managers (default disabled)
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para><emphasis>--xvideo-shm, --no-xvideo-shm </emphasis>:
use x11 shared memory (default enabled)
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para><emphasis>--xvideo-xineramascreen &lt;integer&gt; </emphasis>:
choose the screen to be used for fullscreen mode, when working with xinerama
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para><emphasis>--xvideo-chroma &lt;string&gt; </emphasis>:
XVimage chroma format
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect2>

<sect2><title>sdl</title>
&enabled;
<para>
 This video output uses sdl libraries. You need at least
version 1.1.6 of this libraries.
</para>
<para>
You may indicate the path to the 
<emphasis>sdl-config</emphasis> program with the <command>
 --with-sdl-config-path=PATH </command> switch, when running 
the configure script, if you intend to compile VLC.
</para></sect2>


<sect2><title>wingdi</title>
<para><emphasis>
default: enabled on win32
</emphasis></para>
<para><emphasis>
For Windows only
</emphasis></para>
<para>
This video output uses GDI. It is designed for users who
don't have Direct X, but the perfs are very low. If you have DirectX installed on
your system, do not use the wingdi video output
</para>
</sect2>

<sect2><title>fb</title>
<para><emphasis>
default: enabled on GNU/Linux
</emphasis></para>
<para><emphasis>
For GNU/Linux only
</emphasis></para>
<para>
This is the frame buffer video output. Your
kernel has to be compiled with frame buffer support.
sein.
</para>
&options-st;
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para><emphasis>--fbdev &lt;string&gt; </emphasis>:
framebuffer device (default is /dev/fb0)
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect2>

<sect2><title>glide</title>
&disabled;
<para>
This video output uses Glide libraries (hardware 
acceleration for 3Dfx cards).
</para>
<para>
You may indicate the path to the library with the
<command>--with-glide=PATH</command> configure option, if you intend to compile VLC.
</para></sect2>

<sect2><title>mga</title>
&disabled;
<para><emphasis>
For GNU/Linux only
</emphasis></para>
<para>
This module provides hardware acceleration for Matrox
cards under GNU/Linux.
</para></sect2>

<sect2><title>ggi</title>
&disabled;
</sect2>

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<sect2><title>caca</title>
&disabled;
<para>
This is the Color ASCII Art Video Output. This video
output uses the libcaca library to display video through Color ASCII art.
It requires libcaca development headers (<emphasis>libcaca-dev</emphasis> package under Debian GNU/Linux) to compile.
</para>
</sect2>

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<sect2><title>aa</title>
&disabled;
<para>
This is the ASCII Art Video Output. This video 
output uses the aalib library to display video through ASCII art. 
It requires aalib headers (<emphasis>aalib1-dev</emphasis> package
 under Debian GNU/Linux) to compile.
</para>
</sect2>

<sect2><title>svgalib</title>
&disabled;
<para><emphasis>
For GNU/Linux only
</emphasis></para><para>
This is a video output for the SVGAlib library.
</para></sect2>

<sect2><title>qte</title>
&disabled;
<para><emphasis>
For iPaq only
</emphasis></para><para>
This is a video output for QT Embedded, an
 iPaq-specific graphical library.
.</para> </sect2>

</sect1>