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  1. Linux is a kernel, it is not a complete Operating...

    Linux is a kernel, it is not a complete Operating System. Linux is therefore not having a hard time at all, since it is by far the most-used kernel in the world. Easily.

    Although the Windows NT...
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    When it was first released, VP8 was indeed...

    When it was first released, VP8 was indeed marginally behind h.264, and many of the tests used this initial version of VP8, and they came to the conclusion you thought. Since it was first released,...
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    The requirements for vdpau for vlc listed in the...

    The requirements for vdpau for vlc listed in the article you referenced were:



    Kubuntu 13.10 ships with libavcodec53.
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    Here is what I got: $ vlc VLC media player...

    Here is what I got:


    $ vlc
    VLC media player 2.0.8 Twoflower (revision 2.0.8a-0-g68cf50b)
    [0xa25108] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface....
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    OK then, thanks for the information. Since I am...

    OK then, thanks for the information. Since I am running Kubuntu and would prefer a Qt GUI interface, I have installed smplayer alongside VLC. I will use smplayer for Kubuntu 13.10 (saucy) until such...
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    That works, thankyou very much. vdpauinfo now...

    That works, thankyou very much. vdpauinfo now reports vdpau is available.

    I have ticked the configuration box in VLC that says "Use GPU accelerated decoding", but I have no idea how to tell if...
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    Since it appears to be needed, seconded: I...

    Since it appears to be needed, seconded:

    I have installed Kubuntu 13.10 on my laptop with Radeon graphics


    $ uname -r
    3.11.0-12-generic

    $ dmesg | grep UVD
    [ 3.884511] [drm] UVD...
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    I have installed Kubuntu 13.10 on my laptop with Radeon graphics

    I have included the kernel parameter radeon.dpm=1, and I am using the open source radeon driver. So far, very nice indeed.

    I do have one question that readers here may be able to assist with.

    ...
  9. Furthermore, HTC IS an OIN Licensee. HTC...

    Furthermore, HTC IS an OIN Licensee.

    HTC Corporation is listed at number 202 here: http://www.openinventionnetwork.com/licensees.php

    For an OIN licensee, the OIN License Agreement says this:...
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    What makes it "a huge problem"? LibreOffice and...

    What makes it "a huge problem"? LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org have a very respectable share (not in terms of $$$ obviously, because LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org are free, but in terms of...
  11. Thnaks to AMD & all developers

    Thnaks to AMD & all the developers who worked to bring first UVD and now PM to the open source radeon drivers for Linux. It is very much appreciated.
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    Almost all Android devices since Android 2.3.3...

    Almost all Android devices since Android 2.3.3 have a DSP that can also accelerate VP8.

    See under "Systems with dedicated VP8 support" on this page:
    http://wiki.webmproject.org/hardware/arm-socs
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    VP8 support is specified as part of the Android...

    VP8 support is specified as part of the Android Multimedia framework since Android 2.3.3.

    See Table 1. Core media format and codec support:...
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    This is another comment with which I agree...

    This is another comment with which I agree entirely. Programming specs in and of themselves are not IP, but I suppose they might possibly reveal some trade secret (some aspect of hardware design),...
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    I guess this was what I was trying to say, but...

    I guess this was what I was trying to say, but expressed far better. :o

    I would just like to re-iterate here on the last paragraph above. I managed to express my frustration that the seemingly...
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    AFAIK lightspark can use VDPAU: ...

    AFAIK lightspark can use VDPAU:

    http://lightspark.github.com/

    It is clear, however, the lightspark has some way to go before it can be considered a reasonable implementation of flash: ...
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    Header files reflect the software interface to...

    Header files reflect the software interface to software libraries and other software ... they don't disclose the design nor the code of the libraries themselves. They merely allow other software to...
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    Doesn't answer the question. AMD have apparently...

    Doesn't answer the question. AMD have apparently "seen the light" and taken some steps towards releasing programming specifications (which is not IP, according to the law) for some features of their...
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    I can see a reason why releasing programming...

    I can see a reason why releasing programming information about UVD might have been a problem due to the presence of DRM within the GPUs, and hence the likelihood of associated legal NDAs and other...
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    Xorg Wiki Radeon Feature Matrix

    FTA:

    So who is going to update the Xorg wiki RadeonFeature page? http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature

    The Feature Matrix for Free Radeon Drivers currently still says that the feature "Video...
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