[FFmpeg-devel] [Hardware Accelerator for Video and Audio]

Benjamin Zores ben
Thu Feb 21 10:48:34 CET 2008

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 10:35 AM, M?ns Rullg?rd <mans at mansr.com> wrote:
> "Benjamin Zores" <ben at geexbox.org> writes:
>  > On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 10:12 AM, kenye ye <kenyeby at gmail.com> wrote:
>  >
>  >>  I'm thinking of this from a usability point of view.
>  >>  > It's a bit annoying when you have a display dedicated to videos.
>  >>  > How and where is rendered the GUI/WM/anything_else_that_is_not_video ?
>  >>
>  >>
>  >>   We'll provide the channel for the GUI data, i.e. OSD engine.
>  >
>  > I.e a limited 256 colours OSD engine ?
>  I don't see the 256-colour connection, although I agree the idea of a
>  dedicated video output device is mad.

No particular connection.
It's just that on most devices I've found or used to try (based on
Sigma chips for example)
you have a powerful decoding engine and just a 256 (sometimes even
less) canal used for OSD
which is used to provide some "GUI" only but that is so limited, you
can't do much with it ...
But even it'd be a 24bits OSD canal, it'd still be a pain to have to
draw anything on it.


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