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  • phoronix
    started a topic Nouveau "NVC0" Gets Accelerated Video Decoding

    Nouveau "NVC0" Gets Accelerated Video Decoding

    Phoronix: Nouveau "NVC0" Gets Accelerated Video Decoding

    With Git activity that took place this morning in mainline Mesa, the Nouveau driver now supports hardware-accelerated video decoding for this open-source NVIDIA driver with GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" and GeForce 600 "Kepler" graphics cards using their dedicated video engines...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI3NzQ

  • MuPuF
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    Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
    That would be a nice start if nVidia would allow the firmware to be redistributed (unmodified in any way of course) so it could be included in the debian firmware-linux-nonfree package for example

    Wonder if anyone has approached nVidia about that idea?
    We actually thought about that but no-one took the time to write an email yet. If you want to write it and forward it to us, feel free to

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  • DeepDayze
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    Originally posted by przemoli View Post
    Can not you just get permission from Nvidia for redistribution of firmware?

    I mean, its useless for anyone BUT for Nvidia GPU owners.

    It still will not be FOSS, but nobody would have to digg into proprietary driver in order to get it working.
    That would be a nice start if nVidia would allow the firmware to be redistributed (unmodified in any way of course) so it could be included in the debian firmware-linux-nonfree package for example

    Wonder if anyone has approached nVidia about that idea?

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  • przemoli
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    Can not you just get permission from Nvidia for redistribution of firmware?

    I mean, its useless for anyone BUT for Nvidia GPU owners.

    It still will not be FOSS, but nobody would have to digg into proprietary driver in order to get it working.

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  • pingufunkybeat
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    Originally posted by [Knuckles] View Post
    Wow, kudos again to the nouveau devs!

    I've gotta say, the first time I heard about nouveau many many years ago when it was still in its infancy I thought "cool project, but the devs will probably get tired fast and it will be yet another possibly cool thing that never was". How glad I am to be proven wrong again and again, you rock!
    Agreed!

    It seemed hopeless to me. How wrong I was!

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  • [Knuckles]
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    Wow, kudos again to the nouveau devs!

    I've gotta say, the first time I heard about nouveau many many years ago when it was still in its infancy I thought "cool project, but the devs will probably get tired fast and it will be yet another possibly cool thing that never was". How glad I am to be proven wrong again and again, you rock!

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  • HokTar
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    Originally posted by M?P?F View Post
    Sure, but ... that's not really fully-FOSS.
    Well, I hate to stay it, but even this would make me quite happy with my radeon... hdmi audio on aruba, too.

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  • Ericg
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    Originally posted by M?P?F View Post
    Sure, but ... that's not really fully-FOSS.
    Baby steps man, baby steps

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  • MuPuF
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    Originally posted by Drago View Post
    But at the end, if firmwares are extracted, we will have VDPAU decoding with FOSS nouveau, right?
    Sure, but ... that's not really fully-FOSS.

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  • Drago
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    Originally posted by M?P?F View Post
    Guys, sorry to disappoint, but this is neither new nor ready. What is released is the kernel + userspace for video decoding (VDPAU IIRC).

    Most of the work is left to be done. This work is reverse engineering most video-decoding microcodes and then re-implement that. FYI, this is like re-implementing ffmpeg (not everything, but a lot of it) in asm. The amount of code to be written is tremendous, several orders of magnitude bigger than what is needed to get 3D hw acceleration. Until then, you'll have to extract your video decoding firmwares yourself.
    But at the end, if firmwares are extracted, we will have VDPAU decoding with FOSS nouveau, right?

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