[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] h263dec.c: add HW acceleration hooks

Gwenole Beauchesne gbeauchesne
Fri Mar 27 11:55:09 CET 2009

On Fri, 27 Mar 2009, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:

> Michael Kornfeld <m.kornfeld <at> technisat.de> writes:
>> We are planning to do HW acceleration for several FFmpeg video codecs on an
>> Intel Poulsbo (US15W) chipset in connection with the Intel Atom processor in
>> a Linux environment. I already learned that VA API is the right way to go.
> Where do you get the graphic driver for Poulsbo from?

There are actually two drivers.

IEGD 9.1.1 is now publicly available and was updated to support newer 
Linux distributions, with Xserver <= 1.4. However, its VA API driver still 
has bugs (that are fixed for the next version). 

"GMA500" (psb) is only available, for now, through ISV/OEMs. On a personal 
note, I would say to prefer that driver over IEGD. I think Canonical has 
now managed to fix their images for Dell (Mini 12), so this probably could 
be found there.

In other words, if your HW provider cares about the SW stack on it, he 
would/should already be shipping with decent drivers. Note, there is no 
fully Open Source drivers (3D, video acceleration parts) and I pretty 
doubt there would in the future since Poulsbo has Imagination Technologies 
IP in there. I can be proven wrong though, I that would be a good thing.


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