Phoronix: Intel Now Says G45 VA-API Will Come In Q2
Long ago there was a promise by Intel's Linux developers that they would deliver VA-API video acceleration support to G45 IGPs in the second quarter of 2010. This didn't happen even while support for VA-API on Clarkdale/Arrandale arrived in early 2010. There's also now VA-API support for Sandy Bridge and even video encoding support. But the old G45 hardware hasn't received much love. It now appears though that Intel might release VA-API for G45 in the coming months...
The Intel graphics team is pretty famous for promising awesome features that will come out soon, and then never delivering them. That's even on the Windows side.
So we'll see, hopefully this will come out soon but I've learned to be cautious about promises from Intel. Don't buy anything based on promises unless you're happy with the current feature set.
I really hope this will be done. I've been waiting so long for this feature to be implemented that I almost lost hope.
This is one the reason I still use Windows 7 on my laptop.
Too late, I already dumped my Dell notebook with that crappy 4500MHD. I'll never ever buy Intel product in my life
GM45 is crap, but Sandy Bridge is awesome
Waiting for "Q2" (ahahah) GM45 h264 decode support
This mobile chipset uses the GMA 4500MHD, and it supports accelerated h264 under windows.
Will programs like VLC need to be updated?