RFC: Video decode acceleration API

Bian, Jonathan jonathan.bian at intel.com
Mon Apr 2 14:01:02 PDT 2007

This is geared toward fixed function video decode pipelines, which is
supported by a number of hardware implementations from Intel, Via,
NVidia and ATI.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matthias Hopf [mailto:mhopf at suse.de] 
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 9:37 AM
To: Bian, Jonathan
Cc: Stephane Marchesin; Roderick Colenbrander; Donlon, Mike;
xorg at lists.freedesktop.org
Subject: Re: RFC: Video decode acceleration API

On Mar 28, 07 13:48:28 -0700, Bian, Jonathan wrote:
> A lot of current (and future) graphics chipsets (discrete or
> have fixed function pipelines for video decode.  Lack of a common

Which future ones are you talking about?
I don't know *any* one that doesn't support fragment shader

Designing a completely new API for dying hardware seems like a dead
wrong approach to me.


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