HD-Video Hardwar Acceleration?

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 29 06:03:58 PDT 2009

On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 2:48 PM, <cc.fan at gmx.de> wrote:
> 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
> http://bitblitter.blogspot.com/2009/01/yes-im-still-decoding-video-using.html
> 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 ...

But using OpenCL instead of dedicated video hardware would result into
patent problems so that many distros cannot ship it by default.

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