intel atom support

Roland Scheidegger sroland at
Wed Sep 17 07:34:48 PDT 2008

On 17.09.2008 14:57, Carlos Ojea wrote:
> Hello dudes!
> My board has an intel SCH wich incorporates integrated graphics and
> video decode capabilities such as H.264.
> I am wondering if the X driver (now I know it exists!) makes use of
> that H.264 hardware decode capabilities so a media player could avoid
> making all the decoding by software.

Note that this can't work with XV. The driver (I don't think it would
live in the X driver though) would need to support an API designed for
offloading video decoding, hence intel's proposal of VAAPI
( And the video players of
course would need to support it too.
I don't think this stuff has materialized yet...
Your driver may support standard XV though for csc conversion/scaling.


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