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    Default New Intel Video XvMC Driver Branch

    Phoronix: New Intel Video XvMC Driver Branch

    Intel's Zhenyu Wang has announced the creation of the "xvmc" branch in the xf86-video-intel driver. This new branch features code clean-ups relating to X-Video Motion Compensation (XvMC) and a new framework that will support greater hardware media decoding functionality in the future...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjI2Ng

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    any information regarding possible H264 and VC-1 hardware decoding help?

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    Phoronix should do a test on the newest driver to see how it compares to competing closed and opensource driver from Amd and Nvidia.

    That would have been very interesting

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    this was just announced. new branch does not equal new instant functionality.

    let's wait till devs get some new code in place.

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    ohh

    So this is features that not have emerged yet.
    Well i hope proronix will do a test once it is released

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    Quote Originally Posted by teroedni View Post
    ohh

    So this is features that not have emerged yet.
    Well i hope proronix will do a test once it is released

    Well, the new branch is out there, but the new framework for supporting other types of media isn't taken advantage of yet, etc...

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    I hope that Intel will implement sopport for the new VaAPI (Video Acceleration API) in their open source Linux device drivers soon as well
    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6798

    ...and that other GPU manufacturers (ATI/AMD, NVIDIA, and VIA) will follow suit

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