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Old 12-14-07, 05:43 PM   #9
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Default Re: Please add MPEG-4 AVC part 10 (h.264) XvMC acceleration

I don't post often, but here's my understanding:

The new (8x00/g8x) series chips don't have a 2d unit in them at all, which is what had been used to do xvmc. That, along with the fact that the xvmc standard doesn't support anything other than mpeg2 and the fact that a 'better' video acceleration standard is now in the works means the work to completely rewrite xvmc support to use the 3d part of the chips for an outdated standard is not worth it. I believe they'll add support for this new acceleration arch when it's finalized, or at least begin adding support for it. Whether they decide to support the full spec is another point.
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