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    Phoronix: Amlogic Video Decode Driver Nearly Ready With H.264 Support

    The in-kernel staging Amlogic Meson video decode driver could soon handle H.264 support as soon as Linux 5.5...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Decode-Almost

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    It'll be pretty awesome when one day we can get a set top box and just have the stock kernel powering it!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by boxie View Post
      It'll be pretty awesome when one day we can get a set top box and just have the stock kernel powering it!
      Didn't RPi deliver this years ago?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by caligula View Post

        Didn't RPi deliver this years ago?
        No. The Rpi isn't a set top box to start with--it lacks IR and local storage (SATA).

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        • #5
          The real goal for Amlogic is H.265 10-bit decode mainline kernel support, but I guess we have to wait at least a year before we get feature-full blob-free LibreELEC Amlogic builds. Thanks to Maxime for his great work!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by caligula View Post

            Didn't RPi deliver this years ago?
            Amlogic just happen to be the chipset supplier of choice for a lot STB manufacturers. Understandably too, their stuff works quite well.

            But we thousands of these things at a time

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            • #7
              Originally posted by boxie View Post
              Amlogic just happen to be the chipset supplier of choice for a lot STB manufacturers. Understandably too, their stuff works quite well.
              But we thousands of these things at a time
              they have nice socks..
              but this type os socks are for more processing demand workloads..

              But for video/audio, I rater go with Allwiner H6, or even a A20..

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              • #8
                I have to be honest, I don't see any reason why this should be in the kernel. What is wrong with libx264/5 or Cisco's thing?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MadeUpName View Post
                  I have to be honest, I don't see any reason why this should be in the kernel. What is wrong with libx264/5 or Cisco's thing?
                  It's a driver for hardware decoder used by Amlogic SoCs. There's no codec implementation included. It just passes bits to a chip and get other bits back.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by simburde View Post

                    It's a driver for hardware decoder used by Amlogic SoCs. There's no codec implementation included. It just passes bits to a chip and get other bits back.
                    Thanks for the explanation.

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