Broadcom Crystal HD

drago01 drago01 at
Sun Feb 14 01:33:29 PST 2010

On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 2:03 AM, Ken Mandelberg <km at> wrote:
> I know there is a Linux driver for the chip, and XBMC knows how to use
> it. However, would it make any sense to have an xvideo driver that knows
> about it, so that arbitrary xvideo apps could use it?

That doesn't make sense, the chip just decodes video, it isn't a GPU.
So you still have to transfer the resulting frame to the GPU. Besides
xvideo doesn't do
any decoding so you gain nothing by letting a chip does colorspace
conversation and scaling when you can do the same on the GPU using

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