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  • #16
    Originally posted by chrisr View Post
    The current Open Source radeon drivers still don't support things like hardware-accelerated DVD playback (XvMC) even though cards as old as the Radeon 9200 are capable of doing so. And there's TV-OUT support, too. So I don't think ATI are going to be worried for a long, long time.
    ATI/AMD probably won't be frightened for a long time.
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    • #17
      i really hope that they don't try to interfere.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
        i really hope that they don't try to interfere.
        While they don't support the driver by offering up developers or specifications, they will not interfere or try to bring down the Avivo driver. Their server integrated chipset is to the extent that they support the open-source Radeon driver, but it was an AMD developer who had added the initial RS400 series support to the Radeon driver and they do some other things as well. In the (unlikely) event they get any crazy ideas to interfere with the Avivo driver, I would personally interject and raise hell with them.
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #19
          Yay! But, err, would that help?

          Originally posted by Michael View Post
          In the (unlikely) event they get any crazy ideas to interfere with the Avivo driver, I would personally interject and raise hell with them.
          No offense, but is there a reason why ATI would listen to you if you did ??

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          • #20
            XvMc support ... How to get the ball rolling?

            Suppose I owned an R200 card and wanted to use its XvMc functionality. Is there anything I could do to get the ball rolling, please? (I have an LCD monitor - the most recent version of fglrx that supposedly supported R200 just resulted in a blank screen.)

            And is there anything I could do to ensure that my R530-based laptop's XvMC capability doesn't languish too?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by chrisr View Post
              No offense, but is there a reason why ATI would listen to you if you did ??
              If I created a public firestorm with the millions of readers that Phoronix has, yes.
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Michael View Post
                If I created a public firestorm with the millions of readers that Phoronix has, yes.
                talk about modesty. :]

                if i were you i might risk saying "thousands".

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                • #23
                  no need to go down that road..

                  Every bit helps, don't underestimate the power of the press. OK don't over estimate it either .. :-)

                  But sure as hell no need to bicker amongst ourselves; I'm pretty sure that ATI/AMD want's all the customers it can get. Not being Evil is a large part of the corporate image.

                  And i'm pretty sure phoronix the reference when it comes to linux hardware.

                  Everybody with ati/amd hardware's patience has been tried time and time again. for the past 6months it this hype "just hang in there a little longer" has been maintained by phoronix, i'm pretty sure that if even
                  phoronic/Michael don't believe in it, we sure as hell wont either.

                  I wonder how much "if you want to use beryl/compizFuzion, don't buy an ati card" has already cost AMD. I'm pretty sure it's more than I make a year.


                  And euhm if Michael posts a harse provocative news worthy comment against ati. It will end up on slashdot/digg/.. and I'm pretty sure it'll reach many eyes.



                  I almost forgot... GO AVIVO, keeping an eye on developments i'll probably start running it soon

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                  • #24
                    Who's bickering?????

                    Originally posted by rolz View Post
                    But sure as hell no need to bicker amongst ourselves;
                    ???????????

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                    • #25
                      Someone has setup a Digg link: http://digg.com/linux_unix/HOORAY_Ne...Avivo_vs_Fglrx
                      Michael Larabel
                      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                      • #26
                        i wonder how is ati feeling about this :]

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                        • #27
                          I don't know if Phoronix has millions of readers but it is the reference for all fglrx related things and everyone knows that, even AMD.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                            I don't know if Phoronix has millions of readers but it is the reference for all fglrx related things and everyone knows that, even AMD.
                            We have over 100 million hits annually.
                            Michael Larabel
                            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                            • #29
                              are those unique hits?

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
                                are those unique hits?
                                That is roughly our total hits. I don't have the latest numbers in front of me right now, but you can also see our Alexa rankings at: http://alexa.com/data/details/traffi...l=phoronix.com
                                Michael Larabel
                                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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