Hardware overlay is a graphics feature used for displaying video at a high framerate. It is typically used when playing DVD movies, playing video files (MPEG, Windows* Media, AVI, QuickTime*, Real*, DivX*, etc.), or when using video capture or TV-Tuner hardware. Most commonly used hardware overlay modes and sizes are supported by Intel® graphics controllers in supported versions of Windows*. A list of the supported hardware overlay modes is not publicly available.
Note: Since displaying video using hardware overlay uses more video memory bandwidth than is normally required, it is not supported in some of the highest resolution video modes.
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