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  • The Allwinner "Cedrus" Video Decoder Supports H.265 On Linux 5.5

    Phoronix: The Allwinner "Cedrus" Video Decoder Supports H.265 On Linux 5.5

    The Cedrus video decode driver developed by Bootlin after successful crowdfunding for creating an open-source Linux video decoder for Allwinner SoCs now has H.265 support!..

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...H265-Linux-5.5

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    Does it make any sense to buy these cheap clone boards when RPi has supported fullhd video and CEC for almost 6 years now?

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    • #3
      Dude, chill down. This is for Android, as under Linux there is no browser that supports hardware video decode, no matter what hardware you have. Make sense.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by caligula View Post
        Does it make any sense to buy these cheap clone boards when RPi has supported fullhd video and CEC for almost 6 years now?
        This support 4k resolution and h265 video, raspberry pi 3b and older don't support either. Raspberry pi4 does though.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by hajj_3 View Post

          This support 4k resolution and h265 video, raspberry pi 3b and older don't support either. Raspberry pi4 does though.
          The real tough question is though, does any Linux player support playing video on these SoCs? mpv, flash, firefox?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by caligula View Post
            The real tough question is though, does any Linux player support playing video on these SoCs? mpv, flash, firefox?
            https://linux-sunxi.org/Cedrus/libvdpau-sunxi
            With a vdpau backend, mpv/mplayer and such should work.

            Firefox doesn't have any video decode accel on Linux. (Where have you been?)
            Flash? Flash video? You've got to be kidding...

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            • #7
              Do any other ARM SoCs have open-source video decoding? AFAIK PRi has proprietary video decode only, and I've never even heard of Linux video decode for Adreno or Vivante.

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              • #8
                There are out of tree patches for chromium to enable video decoding acceleration and firefox might get there, too (at least on Wayland, look for the DMABUF work).

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by caligula View Post
                  Does it make any sense to buy these cheap clone boards when RPi has supported fullhd video and CEC for almost 6 years now?
                  Sure it makes sense, there are better boards available. Besides leveraging hardware is always a good idea.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tichun View Post
                    under Linux there is no browser that supports hardware video decode, no matter what hardware you have.
                    What about the Chromium versions with enabled VA API?

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