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Programming with Video Memory

Arka Sharma
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Joined: Jun 15, 2011
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I want to learn and write programs to work with video memory both in windows and linux environment.Anyone please suggest some tutorials,books,sites.

Paul Santa Maria
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Joined: Feb 24, 2004
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You're probably better served by learning one or more SDK's that take full advantage of your hardware, rather than delving down to the hardware level itself. Two excellent candidates:

* DirectX (Windows):

* OpenGL (Linux, Mac, Android, etc):

If you *must* implement your graphics directly in video memory, you should look at the Linux framebuffer:

Paul M. Santa Maria, SCJP
I agree. Here's the link:
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