HD-Video Hardwar Acceleration?

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 29 08:06:10 PDT 2009

On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 3:26 PM, <cc.fan at gmx.de> wrote:
> On Saturday, 29th of August 2009 13:03:58+0200, drago01 wrote:
>> But using OpenCL instead of dedicated video hardware would result into
>> patent problems so that many distros cannot ship it by default.
> Why should patent problems depend on the programming language?

They do not depend on the programming language but whether it is done
in software or hardware.
>From a patent POV there is no difference between an opencl or a C
implementation (you are implementing the patented algorithms), but if
you are just talking to hardware decoding chip you don't.

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