AMD Releases Open-Source UVD Video Support
Phoronix: AMD Releases Open-Source UVD Video Support
Within the next few hours AMD will be publishing open-source driver code that exposes their Unified Video Decoder (UVD) engine on modern Radeon HD graphics cards. This will finally allow open-source graphics drivers to take advantage of hardware-accelerated video decoding. Read more details in this Phoronix exclusive.
AMD is rocking much more as time passes!
I have a radeon HD 6000 series and it runs everything I throw to it :) I use the closed source driver but this news is definitely good. Having a nice out of the box experience without installing the proprietary driver is nice when you are on a hurry. This is especially true when you are running videos directly from the web browser.
I would like then to make a product line similar to that of nvidia tegra based or arm devices.