HD-Video Hardwar Acceleration?

cc.fan at gmx.de cc.fan at gmx.de
Sat Aug 29 08:38:29 PDT 2009

On Sunday, 29th of August 2009 15:06:10 +0200, drago01 wrote:
> 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.

Distributions ship lots of patented decoders right now, why should stop doing 
that, just because the decoder is implemented in OpenCL?
I understand your concerns, but they are not really new.
Plus, I would prefer an open source software solution, even if it violates 
(stupid) software patents, over closed hardware solutions.

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