XO Gen 1.5

C. Scott Ananian cscott at laptop.org
Tue Apr 28 10:34:07 EDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 1:46 PM, Greg Smith <gregsmithpm at gmail.com> wrote:
> The video decompression acceleration will be a huge value. The primary
> test is of course YouTube which I think means Flash flv. I would put
> that on an early test list and I hope there's no driver incompatible BS
> like with Geode. The H. codecs could pay off in better video
> conferencing. A live chat with Niue would have really warmed up my
> winter :-)

As a reality check, hardware video decompression support has been
really hard to integrate in all of the chips I've looked at so far:
they are usually monkey-patched into the framebufer in ways which make
them hard to integrate into window managers, and it's hard to actually
get adobe and/or gnash to support them properly.  I don't know the
details of this particular chip -- maybe VIA has gotten it right and
the gnash guys are motivated -- or maybe this email will encourage
some budding hacker to give it a go...

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