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  • Dieter
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    > One advantage to shader based video decode is that it can be
    > extended to support lots of new formats pretty easily while
    > fixed function hardware is generally limited to a specific set.

    I suspect it will be a long time before broadcasters switch from
    mpeg2 transport stream, given the huge installed base of hardware
    mpeg2ts decoders. Are they even allowed to use a different codec
    or do they need permission from the FCC (or equivalent)?

    Similar issue for DVD and BluRay.

    Most web sites don't care about standards, so those with T1 lines
    can deal with the codec du jour.

    For programming up the codec du jour, wouldn't DSP be a better
    way to go than shaders?

    But to get back on topic, when can we expect the documentation to be complete?

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  • TheCycoONE
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    AA

    Does this documentation mean we're a step closer to getting FSAA support in the open source drivers?

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  • agd5f
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    One advantage to shader based video decode is that it can be extended to support lots of new formats pretty easily while fixed function hardware is generally limited to a specific set.

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  • droidhacker
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    Originally posted by MostAwesomeDude View Post
    Wow, I'm sure glad this thread stayed on-topic!

    You don't need video decoding to be fully on-the-GPU. Using shaders to accelerate part of the video decoding is already done in Gallium and as soon as the rest of the glue is written you will probably see something along the lines of Theora on VDPAU in Fedora.
    Theora? Isn't that going to be dead soon?

    Also, I'm curious as to what the "OMG I MUST HAEV TEH FOLSS GPU VIDEO DECODES" gentlemen are buying, in terms of graphics cards, and whether they would consider sending me one.
    The ones who can't wait are buying broadcom hardware...

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  • Temar
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    Originally posted by MostAwesomeDude View Post
    Also, I'm curious as to what the "OMG I MUST HAEV TEH FOLSS GPU VIDEO DECODES" gentlemen are buying, in terms of graphics cards, and whether they would consider sending me one.
    What do you need and in which country do you live in?

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  • MaestroMaus
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    Originally posted by MostAwesomeDude View Post
    Wow, I'm sure glad this thread stayed on-topic!

    You don't need video decoding to be fully on-the-GPU. Using shaders to accelerate part of the video decoding is already done in Gallium and as soon as the rest of the glue is written you will probably see something along the lines of Theora on VDPAU in Fedora.

    Also, I'm curious as to what the "OMG I MUST HAEV TEH FOLSS GPU VIDEO DECODES" gentlemen are buying, in terms of graphics cards, and whether they would consider sending me one.
    *You read a sign that says: "Warning! Do not feed the pho tr?lls!"

    As for the hardware, I'd help if I could but I only have a 4200 IGP and I need my PC.

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  • MostAwesomeDude
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    Wow, I'm sure glad this thread stayed on-topic!

    You don't need video decoding to be fully on-the-GPU. Using shaders to accelerate part of the video decoding is already done in Gallium and as soon as the rest of the glue is written you will probably see something along the lines of Theora on VDPAU in Fedora.

    Also, I'm curious as to what the "OMG I MUST HAEV TEH FOLSS GPU VIDEO DECODES" gentlemen are buying, in terms of graphics cards, and whether they would consider sending me one.

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  • V!NCENT
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    @Dieter.
    I asked if DRM could be handeled in software shaders to which Bridgam replied that the DRM should be processed unencrypted throughout the entire device, so l2read...

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  • val-gaav
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    how lucky of me to have an IGP that does not have UVD :P ... I have nothing to wait for ... well shader acceleratrion sounds nice as this one will work for me .

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  • Dieter
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    bridgman writes
    >> We will do... or do not

    "Just do it."

    --Nike

    >> I haven't used Reverse Polish Notation for maybe 30 years

    It's not just for the HP calculator sitting in the drawer.
    PostScript and dc(1) are RPN.

    Nille asks
    > And what is if the Driver Support video decoding with the Shaders?

    If decoding with shaders were good enough, then the UVD would not exist.

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