AIUI VDR generates the OSD as a bitmap no matter which output plugin is
used and the player only has the choice of how to overlay it on the
video. So getting it rendered by VDPAU would be easy enough, but to
upgrade it to HD would probably need some rewriting/patching in core
VDR, not just a plugin. I think the ability to antialias the text would
be the biggest improvement, it often looks jagged.
The next developer version of VDR will contain full True-Color OSD
I'm in the final stages of implementing all that's necessary to do that,
like background image, transparent and movable overlayed pixmaps and
Wow! The world may be changing!!
Will this be a 1.8 release, or still in the 1.7 development train?
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