HD-Video Hardwar Acceleration?

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 08:51:06 PDT 2009

On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 6:53 AM, Harald Braumann<harry at unheit.net> 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?

Video decode acceleration (at least motion compensation) for all
radeon chips could be implemented with the currently available
documentation.  For r3xx and above it would be implemented in shaders.
 For r1xx/r2xx, the 3D engine has a special MC mode.


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