Is intel/SVDO "supported"

Nicolas Will nico at
Wed Dec 3 01:06:06 PST 2008

On Tue, 2008-12-02 at 17:13 -0500, sean darcy wrote:
> I've also been waiting for SVDO support. Especially now that Keith 
> Packard writes today that XvMC support has been committed, the intel 
> chipsets would be a great basis for HTPC.

With NVIDIA's (closed source) VDPAU, Intel will need more than XvMC to
atract the attention of HTPC people.

The MythTV crowd, for one, is red hot about VDPAU, has code in to
support it, and initial reports are all mostly very positive, especially
considering the alpha stage of it all.

People have been decoding high rate HD on Atom boards using a GPU on a
simple PCI bus.

> But why can't we just use IEGD. Can it just be built and run under X 
> like any driver? It certainly seems to be able to do everything ( 
> including h.264/vc-1) I need.

Now, that would be nice.

A few weeks ago I would have put my money on Intel for a free
implementation of HD codecs decoding on Intel chips. I am sad I was
wrong, but the opportunity is not gone yet, NVIDIA is closed source.

I have also read that ATI/AMD is hot on their heels.


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