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JADE: An LLVM-Based Video Decoder For MPEG RVC

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Published on 17 May 2013 02:48 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler
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LLVM continues to show its adaptability with the innovative compiler infrastructure now being used by JADE, the Just-In-Time Adaptive Decoder Engine. JADE is an LLVM-powered generic video decoder.

JADE isn't a conventional video decode engine (besides its use of LLVM) but is designed for handing MPEG Reconfigurable Video Coding (RVC), which is built on stream-based data-flow representations. JADE in turn is a component of the Orcc Open RVC-CAL Compiler and ultimately emits LLVM Assembly. For more information on RVC, see the Wikipedia page and the OpenVideoCoding.org page.

The JADE dynamic decoder fully supports MPEG RVC in conjunction with Orcc. JADE is built upon the yet-to-be-released LLVM 3.3 version and also utilizes SDL 1.2.

For those wanting to learn more about this interesting open-source project, check out its JADE GitHub repository as well as the more broad Orcc project area.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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