Phoronix: XBMC Receives Mainline Support For VDPAU

While AMD continues to sit on the sidelines of Linux video playback as they have yet to release the needed information to expose their X-Video Bitstream Acceleration (XvBA) interface, NVIDIA's video API continues being adopted by various open-source multimedia projects. NVIDIA engineers working on the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix had only provided official patches for FFmpeg and MPlayer while the open-source community has stepped up and provided the support in other software applications (such as MythTV, Xine, and VLC). Earlier this month we shared that the XBMC (formerly known as X-Box Media Center) project was working on VDPAU support in a separate branch of this multi-media program that's also used by Boxee...

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