I have a few questions about video decode acceleration:
1.) I understand that the Avivo video processor's specs can be released without legal issues, but UVD's specs cannot because of output protection stuff. Does this mean that R600+ chips will not be able to have any open-source video decode support, or that their support will be limited to the avivo functions? In either case, I'd like to bring up the suggestion again of a blob for video decoding that the open-source driver could tie into.
2.) Bridgman, have the people at amd begun to rummage for video decode spec documents? Do they exist? When do you expect you'll have time to start cleaning them up for release?
3.) This question is more toward the driver developers. What api do you think will be useful for video decode. Is VAAPI the future? Or will extensions to Xvmc work?