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  • #46
    How does working with the DirectX11 APIs imply anything about accelerated performance on Linux?

    On the flip side, if they're doing acceleration using OpenCL, that only benefits HD4000 series and newer.

    DirectX11, HD4000 ... this announcement benefits a pretty tiny percentage of the population.

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    • #47
      Hmm. These guys already have a VAAPI library that works with Catalyst libXvBA, but that page of the site is password-protected. Who is allowed to use this stuff?

      http://www.splitted-desktop.com/~gbeauchesne/

      Why is this stuff closed in the first place?

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      • #48
        Originally posted by highlandsun View Post
        Hmm. These guys already have a VAAPI library that works with Catalyst libXvBA, but that page of the site is password-protected. Who is allowed to use this stuff?

        http://www.splitted-desktop.com/~gbeauchesne/

        Why is this stuff closed in the first place?
        sometimes stuff is 'closed' because it is so not ready for the masses it would be highly unresponsible to make it availabe for general consumption. If it would be open and lock up your computer you would complain that it is unstable and shouldn't have been released (you means people in general, not you highlandsun).
        Probably pretty buggy so they closed it except for some few selected people who are used to suffer.

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        • #49
          Aren't fglrx users always used to suffer

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          • #50
            Originally posted by highlandsun View Post
            Hmm. These guys already have a VAAPI library that works with Catalyst libXvBA, but that page of the site is password-protected. Who is allowed to use this stuff?

            http://www.splitted-desktop.com/~gbeauchesne/

            Why is this stuff closed in the first place?
            My guess is because the bureaucrats over at ATI/AMD told them so (i.e. it was a condition to get access to the XvBA API documentation).

            But Gwenole Beauchesne also sometimes posts here, so if he reads this maybe he can answer.

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            • #51
              It's fenced off because it's in testing, and like anything relating to fglrx that is in testing it will remain closed off to the main public.

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              • #52
                The 1080p Africa video was removed from Apple's HD site
                I've had it for quite a while, It looks much the same bitrate as the sahara one.

                Here's the first 75 meg - http://www.andyqos.ukfsn.org/bbc-africa_m1080p-75.mov
                By analyzing the page sources and merging the URL patterns I managed to find the direct link to the 'removed' BBC Africa Full HD clip:

                http://movies.apple.com/movies/us/hd...ica_m1080p.mov
                Last edited by tuxdriver; 10-09-2009, 11:46 AM.

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                • #53
                  I've tried the BBC Africa clip using pure software decoding, and mplayer takes 65% of one core to do it.

                  The Phenom II is simply ridiculous. I love it

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                  • #54
                    @PinguinFunkyBeat:

                    That video is not a good benchmark. It plays smoothly even on a slow-ass single core Athlon64.

                    Try this one instead: http://fs7.www.ex.ua/get/205576/Plan...80p_sample.mkv

                    and post your results
                    Last edited by tuxdriver; 10-10-2009, 10:27 AM.

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                    • #55
                      Doesn't seem to work, I get 17 KBs.

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                      • #56
                        Why are all the test vids so huge, it takes nearly an hour on my 2Mbps adsl (which is common here). edit: the host won't give me full speed either, getting 35kbps :P

                        Why not just clip the best-representing 10s and post that?

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                        • #57
                          eherr@saturn:~$ host fs7.www.ex.ua
                          fs7.www.ex.ua has address 77.120.115.137

                          inetnum: 77.120.115.56 - 77.120.115.255
                          netname: VOLIA-DC2
                          descr: for PA assigment
                          country: UA
                          admin-c: VDCA-RIPE
                          tech-c: VDCA-RIPE
                          status: ASSIGNED PA
                          mnt-by: VOLIA-DC-MNT
                          source: RIPE # Filtered

                          person: Volia DC Admin contact
                          address: Ukraine, Kiev
                          phone: +38 044 2852716
                          abuse-mailbox: abuse@dc.volia.com
                          nic-hdl: VDCA-RIPE
                          mnt-by: VOLIA-DC-MNT
                          source: RIPE # Filtered

                          'Nuff said.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by curaga View Post
                            Why are all links for the the test vids so slow? The host won't give me full speed, getting about 35kbps :P
                            ???

                            I'm getting an average download speed of 350 KB/sec with this file:

                            http://fs7.www.ex.ua/get/205576/Plan...80p_sample.mkv

                            Apple's servers are usually very fast (over 1 MB/sec), but sometimes they get overcrowded so the speed drops to 50 KB/s or lower.
                            Last edited by tuxdriver; 10-10-2009, 10:28 AM.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
                              Doesn't seem to work, I get 17 KBs.
                              Here's a mirror:

                              http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/132004/Pl...mple_16ref.mkv

                              Download is a bit slower from this one (~150 KB/sec)
                              Last edited by tuxdriver; 10-09-2009, 06:38 PM.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by curaga View Post
                                Why are all the test vids so huge, it takes nearly an hour on my 2Mbps adsl (which is common here). edit: the host won't give me full speed either, getting 35kbps :P
                                It's only a one minute video, and the download works fine here, 700 ~ 800 KB/sec, it took me about 3 minutes to download that file.

                                Mplayer however struggles playing this video with an Athlon X2 @ 2.8GHZ, I have yet to try mplayer-mt.

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