> 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)
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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