RFC: Video decode acceleration API

Jerome Glisse j.glisse at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 01:17:23 PDT 2007

On 4/2/07, Stephane Marchesin <marchesin at icps.u-strasbg.fr> wrote:
> Bian, Jonathan wrote:
> > This is geared toward fixed function video decode pipelines, which is
> > supported by a number of hardware implementations from Intel, Via,
> > NVidia and ATI.
> >
> >
> What cards from nvidia are you talking about ? The video decoding
> pipeline on those has disappeared during the geforce 6x00 era. I hear
> the same happened on ATI.
> Stephane

I believe there are starting to put again such things, i read somewhere that
vista keep pixel shader too busy for letting them properly decode video, thus
in the next generation card ATI likely put back a dedicated video decoder:


I think i did read somethings similar for nv g80 or latter card...

Jerome Glisse

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