General consensus is that implementing shader-based video decode over Gallium3D makes more sense than doing a hardware-specific implementation for every different GPU family. The current focus on 3D work reflects that :
Originally Posted by Kjella
Classic 3D => Gallium3D => video decode over Gallium3D
One thing I haven't had time to check is whether XvMC can be useful for H.264 and VC-1 if only the MC portion of the API were used (ie not IDCT, where the MPEG-2 coefficients definitely won't work). My guess is that XvMC in its current form simply won't fit with the newer video formats, so there's a strong argument for implementing a Gallium3D backend directly in the existing decoder stacks.
What about dropping all the packages for Jaunty and older Ubuntu from xorg-edgers PPA? Or you want to keep them for history purposes?
Originally Posted by tormod
Yes, we have been thinking about it. But if someone is happily using the last updates we pushed for Hardy or Intrepid, it does not hurt to keep it there. Personally I used the Hardy packages really long on my work machine with r500 :)
Originally Posted by oibaf
I missed you post earlier. Will try it out next week and let you know.
Originally Posted by Pitabred