[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC][PATCH 0/3] VC-1 HW Accel field interlaced decoding
michaelni at gmx.at
Fri Aug 24 16:26:29 CEST 2012
On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 06:22:47AM +0200, Gwenole Beauchesne wrote:
> 2012/8/24 Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at>:
> > On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 06:18:13PM +0200, Hendrik Leppkes wrote:
> >> On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 5:27 PM, Gwenole Beauchesne <gb.devel at gmail.com>wrote:
> >> > Hi,
> >> >
> >> > 2012/8/19 Hendrik Leppkes <h.leppkes at gmail.com>:
> >> >
> >> > > this patchset adds support for HW accel decoding of VC-1 field
> >> > interlaced pictures.
> >> > > It is tested using the DXVA2 hwaccel implementation only, because i do
> >> > not have a system setup for VA-API (the only other VC1 HW accel).
> >> >
> >> > This patch series does not work with VA-API and I am even surprised it
> >> > works with DXVA.
> >> >
> >> I actually compared the calls to the accelerator with other closed-source
> >> DXVA decoders, and they match this functionality.
> >> I don't see whats so surprising about it, the two fields are simply being
> >> submitted seperately to the HW decoder.
> >> >
> >> > > The first two patches are simple preparations and essentially usable
> >> > stand-alone without any (known) issues.
> >> > >
> >> > > Patch 1 disables the full picture header parsing when using a hw accel,
> >> > because it is not required.
> >> > > The HW accelerator will perform this parsing itself, and none of the
> >> > values parsed from the bistream are passed to the HW accelerator. In
> >> > addition, VC-1 interlaced parsing is known to not be completely tested, so
> >> > disabling it in a code path where its not required avoids potential bugs.
> >> >
> >> > The HW accelerator won't always parse the headers itself. Besides,
> >> > even for DXVA2, you need to correctly fill in wMBbitOffset. If you
> >> > stop the parsing earlier, get_bits_count() won't return the expected
> >> > value. So, wMBbitOffset will get wrong and some HW accelerators may
> >> > fail. Some other bits are also needed for DXVA2 like MV mode types,
> >> > etc.
> >> DXVA2 APIs may have fields for this, however neither NVIDIA or AMD seem to
> >> care.
> >> It works just beautifully on cards from both vendors the way it is.
> >> I personally don't care either way, if the parsing should be performed, go
> >> for it.
> >> Note that the wMBbitOffset will have to be handled seperately for the
> >> second field anyway then, because the bit parser is not advanced through
> >> the frame.
> >> Anyway, like i mentioned, its a RFC. All i know is that it works perfectly
> >> on both AMD and NVIDIA hardware. I briefly tested Intel, and i think they
> > i think if it works perfectly then its better to apply and improve
> > the code instead of waiting a long time because its not filling all
> > API fields
> As I mentioned, this patch series breaks VA-API support, even for non
> interlaced contents.
oops, i did not realize this, i thought it was just about the newly
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Rewriting code that is poorly written but fully understood is good.
Rewriting code that one doesnt understand is a sign that one is less smart
then the original author, trying to rewrite it will not make it better.
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