View Full Version : G80 decode h.264 in avi container?

06-26-07, 05:34 AM
Can it decode a h.264 stream in an avi container? If so, how? Would it require Media Player Classic very modified, or is Vista + Windows Media Player a must?

NVIDIA just released a Lost Planet DX10 vs XBox 60fps h.264 720p 16:9 and DD 5.1 in an .avi container.

I remember 3d accellerated desktop came to Linux really fast, I guess that was possible since everything required was open source and well programmed. OpenGL has always been a server-client API so, while Windows Vista required a whole new driver format, WDDM, which also is a benefit for OpenGL in Vista (http://www.opengl.org/pipeline/article/vol003_9/) contrary to popular belief. Server-client display driver format is required if multiple apps are to use the GPU seamlessly.

What I'm trying tio say is, if things were a wee bit more open we could get better use of some amazing hardware features. :captnkill:

06-26-07, 09:46 AM
Are you kidding? even full 2d acceleration support took forever to arrive to Linux, at least for nvidia cards... ironically 3d support actually may have taken a shorter time.. I remember running 3d accel quake's under linux, before 2d acceleration was up to par with windows.

And no, current 8800's do not have full h.264 acceleration.

It's also worth noting that the new VP2, BSP and AES128 engines are only present in NVIDIA's G84/G86 GPUs, which are currently only used on the GeForce 8600 and 8500 cards. GeForce 8800 owners are out of luck, but NVIDIA never promised this functionality to 8800 owners so there are no broken promises.