[FFmpeg-devel] GSoC Participation
Mon Mar 29 09:57:56 CEST 2010
On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 02:10:28AM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:
> > On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 07:21:30AM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> >> Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:
> >> > On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 11:30:45AM -0400, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> >> >> Hi,
> >> >>
> >> >> On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 11:20 AM, Ronald S. Bultje <rsbultje at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >> > Right, so I was wondering about that qualification task already. For
> >> >> > float mp3 decoder, your best bet is to go on to IRC and talk directly
> >> >> > to Alex, who will mentor that task.
> >> >>
> >> >> Correction, this would be Michael, according to the wiki.
> >> >
> >> > i was already confused when you said alex mentors it, but he can
> >> > surely play the powerless figurehead mentor if he likes, you know
> >> > my dislike for googles "i agree" licences
> >> >
> >> > back to the topic
> >> > a qual task for float support in the mpeg audio decoder would be to
> >> > convert dct32() as it is to float AND also implement dct32() in SSE
> >> > and by using our generic fft/dct code. We dont know which of these 3
> >> > would end up faster and this will be needed for the float mpeg audio
> >> > project anyway so its not really extra work.
> >> > (yes you should know a bit x86 asm for this project otherwise the
> >> > resulting code would not be competetive on modern desktop systems)
> >> If the generic fft/dct code can be used, all manner of asm
> >> optimisations will come for free.
> > i wonder how much speed we would loose if the generic dct code
> > where used for our 8x8 dct.
> Quite a lot, I'd guess.
> > also theres more code that needs to be written in simd in mp3, the
> > antialias filter is one example
> Yes, the mp3 decoder could easily be made much faster with SIMD.The
> catch is, any CPU with SIMD is fast enough to decode mp3 without
> breaking a sweat, so there is little motivation other than pride to
> do this.
faster mp3 decoding means more cpu time for the video decoder
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