[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH]Remove xvmc_acceleration if favor of hw_acceleration

Stefano Sabatini stefano.sabatini-lala
Thu Jan 8 10:28:38 CET 2009

On date Wednesday 2009-01-07 20:00:25 +0100, Reimar D?ffinger encoded:
> On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 06:49:15PM +0100, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> > Attached patch tries to solve the discussions around how to detect if HW 
> > acceleration is currently used.
> I'd like to point out that all these names are complete nonsense.
> libavcodec does _not_ provide or use hardware acceleration.
> The _only_ thing it does it provide partially decoded data.
> Why is that an issue? Because it gets confusing as hell if someone
> actually does add hardware decoding, do we name the next enum then

Honestly, I find it confusing too. The only hardware acceleration I
can think of is of the kind of that which happens when you put a
computer on a fast car or just let it drop out of a window.

What is accelerated in this case is not the hardware, but the encoding
process, since part of the computing is done using integrated circuits
implemented in hardware, so maybe something of the kind
"USE_HW_PINCO_BLASTER_ENCODING/DECODING" or something like that would
be more sound.

Just my 2 ?cent, regards.
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