[VGA] HW decoder

Thomas Ilnseher illth at gmx.de
Tue Dec 2 04:21:55 PST 2008

Am Dienstag, den 02.12.2008, 14:09 +0800 schrieb Legis Lu:
> Dears,
> Except libxvmc. Does new VGA driver or others support 264 or VC1
> hardware decode?
The latest (beta?) version of the nvidia binary driver blob does support
at least 264 throu a proprietary extension dubbed "vdpau" (Video Decode
and Presentation API on UNIX).

There is a (patched?) mplayer version that can use this API, and the
latest version of MythTV is said to support this also.

If a blob in the kernel is acceptable, you might try this one.

Keep in mind that the community generally refuses to help you with
problems with the nvidia driver.

The 2D performance of geforce >= 8 is acceptable (as opposed to good)
with the latest drivers, and totally sucks with older drivers.
> BR,
> Legis
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