[vdr] VAAPI patches for FFmpeg & MPlayer

Goga777 goga777 at bk.ru
Wed Dec 24 20:33:31 CET 2008

> These patches add VA API support to FFmpeg and MPlayer. 
> HW video decode capabilities depend on the actual VA API implementation. Besides, from an MPlayer perspective, only
> full-offload (VLD) of the video is supported for the following codecs: MPEG-2
> MPEG-4 ASP (DivX)
> MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
> http://www.splitted-desktop.com/~gbeauchesne/mplayer-vaapi/
> http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/vaapi

need to clarify

The Video Acceleration API has gone through several revisions this year and last year, but it has yet to see any wide
adoption. The libVa library provides the VA-API implementation and is put out under an open-source MIT license while the
only driver implementing VA-API support is the Poulsbo video driver. The Intel Poulsbo graphics driver is closed-source
while their DRM kernel driver is open-source. Poulsbo is the code-name for Intel's MID (Mobile Internet Device) chipset
that is used in conjunction with the Silverthorne Atom processors. However, the Poulsbo chipset is used on very few
netbooks and the MIDs with these chipsets are not very common (at least not in the US). One system that does use this
chipset is the Dell Inspiron Mini 12.

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