[MPlayer-dev-eng] VA API support for MPlayer

Benjamin Zores ben at geexbox.org
Mon Jan 5 13:07:31 CET 2009

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 11:41 AM, Gwenole Beauchesne
<gbeauchesne at splitted-desktop.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, 25 Dec 2008, Benjamin Zores wrote:
>> Do you have any reference to which Intel drivers actually provide VA-API
>> support and which chipsets are supported.
> There are, currently, two drivers implementing VA API.
> * IEGD 9.0.x: <http://www.intel.com/go/iegd/>
> The Linux drivers are well hidden in the .exe... Also note this driver is
> only compatible with older distributions, and thus X.org versions.

Thx for the info.
On Intel website, you'll find:

Hardware video decode acceleration support (Intel(R) System Controller
Hub US15W only)
* MPEG2, MPEG4, H.264 and VC-1 formats supported in Wind River Linux,*
Red Hat Embedded Linux* and Red Flag Linux* via VA-API

Does it means that only ATOM Poulspo chipset can do that atm ?

> * GMA500: no public reference, it's mentionned in <va.h> ;-)
> That's the driver I would recommend for newer distributions and I think
> this is the one Intel OEMs will provide. You won't find that at intel.com,
> you have to get through the people who sold you the machine.
> If the OEM tell you they don't have it, that's either a lie or they have
> not tried much, IMHO.

Would you be able to send me the archive in private mail ?


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