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[phoronix] AMD Releases Open-Source UVD Video Support

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Within the next few hours AMD will be publishing open-source driver code that exposes their Unified Video Decoder (UVD) engine on modern Radeon HD graphics cards. This will finally allow open-source graphics drivers to take advantage of hardware-accelerated video decoding. Read more details in this Phoronix exclusive.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_opensource_uvd&num=1
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Was afraid this was gonna be an April Fool's biggrin.gif. Good news, though I really hope the support for older UVD/UVD+ arrives too. And VDPAU, eewwwww. But whatever. This is better than nothing.
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I feel good things are on the horizon.
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About time AMD to bring more to the table in term of Graphic card acclerated video decoding. Intel have already been working with Handbrake on Quick Sync Acceleration and I have been using CUDA acceleration on Freemake Video Converter for a long time now.
Edited by sherlock - 4/3/13 at 11:47pm
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