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Old 04-23-09, 12:49 AM   #6
Stephen Warren
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Default Re: Remote Access + Hardware acceleration

For VDPAU specifically, the application must run on the machine that will decode and display the content; there's no remote protocol like there is for X itself.

I'm not really familiar with NX, so I can't comment on its capabilities.

Any remote access to what the X server is displaying (e.g. exporting the X desktop via VNC) isn't likely to provide a usable experience; the raw decoded video would have to be transported across your network at real-time speed and full resolution. That's unlikely to happen.

The best bet seems to be to install an NVIDIA GPU on each developer's client machine, and do the decode/display there. You could still come up with some mechanism to stream/share the compressed video data from the central development machine if you need - e.g. if the content is created there.
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