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  • Nouveau "NVC0" Gets Accelerated Video Decoding

    Phoronix: Nouveau "NVC0" Gets Accelerated Video Decoding

    With Git activity that took place this morning in mainline Mesa, the Nouveau driver now supports hardware-accelerated video decoding for this open-source NVIDIA driver with GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" and GeForce 600 "Kepler" graphics cards using their dedicated video engines...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI3NzQ

  • #2
    Great, then it is porno-compatible.

    http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/FeatureMatrix

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    • #3
      Awesome.
      Nouveau gets video decoding before radeon too.

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      • #4
        Does VDPAU or VA-API work with it?

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        • #5
          Flash

          Does it work with Adobe Flash Player?

          Does YouTube, PornHub, Redtube, beeg, xhamster work?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rigaldo View Post
            Awesome.
            Nouveau gets video decoding before radeon too.

            Nouveau are the fucking boses!

            AMD should hire them, get a bigger team and make them collaborate on the Open Source Radeon drivers.

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            • #7
              C'mon AMD! This is not funny anymore! Hire someone publicly unknown developer, give him the UVD specs, and claim he has reverse engineered it.

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              • #8
                Guys, sorry to disappoint, but this is neither new nor ready. What is released is the kernel + userspace for video decoding (VDPAU IIRC).

                Most of the work is left to be done. This work is reverse engineering most video-decoding microcodes and then re-implement that. FYI, this is like re-implementing ffmpeg (not everything, but a lot of it) in asm. The amount of code to be written is tremendous, several orders of magnitude bigger than what is needed to get 3D hw acceleration. Until then, you'll have to extract your video decoding firmwares yourself.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MPF View Post
                  Guys, sorry to disappoint, but this is neither new nor ready. What is released is the kernel + userspace for video decoding (VDPAU IIRC).

                  Most of the work is left to be done. This work is reverse engineering most video-decoding microcodes and then re-implement that. FYI, this is like re-implementing ffmpeg (not everything, but a lot of it) in asm. The amount of code to be written is tremendous, several orders of magnitude bigger than what is needed to get 3D hw acceleration. Until then, you'll have to extract your video decoding firmwares yourself.
                  But at the end, if firmwares are extracted, we will have VDPAU decoding with FOSS nouveau, right?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Drago View Post
                    But at the end, if firmwares are extracted, we will have VDPAU decoding with FOSS nouveau, right?
                    Sure, but ... that's not really fully-FOSS.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MPF View Post
                      Sure, but ... that's not really fully-FOSS.
                      Baby steps man, baby steps

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MPF View Post
                        Sure, but ... that's not really fully-FOSS.
                        Well, I hate to stay it, but even this would make me quite happy with my radeon... hdmi audio on aruba, too.

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                        • #13
                          Wow, kudos again to the nouveau devs!

                          I've gotta say, the first time I heard about nouveau many many years ago when it was still in its infancy I thought "cool project, but the devs will probably get tired fast and it will be yet another possibly cool thing that never was". How glad I am to be proven wrong again and again, you rock!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by [Knuckles] View Post
                            Wow, kudos again to the nouveau devs!

                            I've gotta say, the first time I heard about nouveau many many years ago when it was still in its infancy I thought "cool project, but the devs will probably get tired fast and it will be yet another possibly cool thing that never was". How glad I am to be proven wrong again and again, you rock!
                            Agreed!

                            It seemed hopeless to me. How wrong I was!

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                            • #15
                              Can not you just get permission from Nvidia for redistribution of firmware?

                              I mean, its useless for anyone BUT for Nvidia GPU owners.

                              It still will not be FOSS, but nobody would have to digg into proprietary driver in order to get it working.

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