[transcode-users] Re: [MPlayer-users] RE: [Dxr3-devel] DXR3 Performance (used to be No Signal)
domi at lee-loo.net
Tue Apr 23 10:05:01 CEST 2002
Le Tue, Apr 23, 2002 at 12:24:03AM +0200, Hermann Himmelbauer [dusty at strike.wu-wien.ac.at] a écrit:
> On Monday 22 April 2002 23:33, degen at home.se wrote:
> > [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> > > I am always looking for fun EE projects. I have access to some Virtex
> > > boards in my department. How hard would it be to implement a hardware
> > > DivX encoder/decoder on an FPGA? I mean, would it require more than a
> > > thousand slices (or a thousand hours of development time :-)? I digress.
> > Hmmmm. Interesting, but I suppose that divx decoding is a pretty complex
> > matter, I believe you would be better off with some sort of processor.
> > Something RISCy maybe. :)
> I also don't think a FPGA will be the right choice. I would perhaps better
> choose a DSP or something like that. Moreover you should be aware that the
> lifetime of those codecs seems to be quite short, so you should design your
> system in a way that you can upgrade it to newer codecs. Besides that there
> are probably some legal issues...
This is exactly what Sigma Designs (of Realmagic fame) did : the XCard
don't know the details (FPGA and such...), but this is a dedicated card
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