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  • Amlogic Video Decode Driver Nearly Ready With H.264 Support

    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

  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by caligula View Post

    Didn't RPi deliver this years ago?
    RPi sucks

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  • Ardje
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    Originally posted by caligula View Post
    Didn't RPi deliver this years ago?
    Actually Samsung delivered the v4l2 m2m standard years ago. And the last few years more and more SoC providers are adhering to it, and even improving it. I think RPi was not that long ago and still experimental. Most implementations (including steam link for the rpi) use the proprietary binary blob, which makes the steam link app for the rpi pretty much that: a broadcom app.

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  • MadeUpName
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    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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  • simburde
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    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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  • MadeUpName
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    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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  • tuxd3v
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    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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  • boxie
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    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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  • simburde
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    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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  • willmore
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    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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