[FFmpeg-devel] How to watch HD under (linux) my OS ?

Gregoire Favre gregoire.favre
Wed Aug 6 11:45:12 CEST 2008


I think multithreaded x264 is coming which should improve the decoding
(at least for multiple cores CPU).

I have an quiete old gfx card, and I would like to change it, mainly
because I would like at some point to have a 30" LCD.

Sofar I am aware of two helper :

And the nvidia cuda :

BUT... the first one only can decode 720p/1080i and the second one isn't
near than precoded for linux but it's definitely something that could
really help as one can see for example at
http://www.elementaltechnologies.com/products.php?id=5 :
"RapiHD? Accelerator for Adobe Premiere? Pro

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And at http://www.elementaltechnologies.com/products.php?id=6 :
"Badaboom? Media Converter

There's a new beast in town: the Badaboom Media Converter. The painful
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I know that cuda depends on binary driver which might not be that

Are there any other way to decode HD without a really powerfull CPU ?

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