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    Phoronix: New Intel Video XvMC Driver Branch

    Intel's Zhenyu Wang has announced the creation of the "xvmc" branch in the xf86-video-intel driver. This new branch features code clean-ups relating to X-Video Motion Compensation (XvMC) and a new framework that will support greater hardware media decoding functionality in the future...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjI2Ng

  • #2
    any information regarding possible H264 and VC-1 hardware decoding help?

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    • #3
      Phoronix should do a test on the newest driver to see how it compares to competing closed and opensource driver from Amd and Nvidia.

      That would have been very interesting

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      • #4
        this was just announced. new branch does not equal new instant functionality.

        let's wait till devs get some new code in place.

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        • #5
          ohh

          So this is features that not have emerged yet.
          Well i hope proronix will do a test once it is released

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          • #6
            Originally posted by teroedni View Post
            ohh

            So this is features that not have emerged yet.
            Well i hope proronix will do a test once it is released

            Well, the new branch is out there, but the new framework for supporting other types of media isn't taken advantage of yet, etc...
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              I hope that Intel will implement sopport for the new VaAPI (Video Acceleration API) in their open source Linux device drivers soon as well
              http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6798

              ...and that other GPU manufacturers (ATI/AMD, NVIDIA, and VIA) will follow suit

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