HD-Video Hardwar Acceleration?

cc.fan at gmx.de cc.fan at gmx.de
Sat Aug 29 05:48:11 PDT 2009

On Saturday, 29th of August 2009 10:53:06+0200, Harald Braumann wrote:
> Hi,
> is there any chip out there for which hardware accelerated HD video
> decoding is supported by an open-source driver? Or for which at least
> documentation exists so that it could be implemented?
> I for one care less about 3D acceleration. But it's very frustrating
> that it's still not possible to watch full HD videos on Linux.

I don't know if this guy is still working on it, but you might want to have a 
look at
I don't know much about video decoding, but maybe the best way to do video 
acceleration is to implement the decoder in OpenCL, because it will work on 
future gallium3d drivers and (most important) the implementation could be 
completely open source. (One could also implement advanced deinterlacing and 
other video filters in an efficent way) Unfortunately nobody is working on this 
right now ...

More information about the xorg mailing list