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Back in 2008 we were the first to thoroughly talk about AMD's X-Video Bitstream Acceleration (XvBA) API found in their Catalyst Linux driver to expose their UVD2 video engine now under non-Windows operating systems. However, when the XvBA library was made available, it was next to useless since they hadn't published the documentation or any header files describing this video playback acceleration interface. A year later, in November of 2009, AMD and Splitted Desktop Systems released a VA-API front-end to XvBA so that VA-API multi-media applications could seamlessly use XvBA with the Catalyst driver...
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Better late than never, but just in time.
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Finally.
That's all I can say.

Now I wish someone (company wise) would make an HTPC for sale that ran Mythbuntu (or one of the distro's) using Zacate.
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Finally.
That's all I can say.

Now I wish someone (company wise) would make an HTPC for sale that ran Mythbuntu (or one of the distro's) using Zacate.
Why not just make your own
    
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Why not just make your own
Because the Linux community would gain support if more companies started doing it.
Zotac did it with Ion, and it was a great setup.

Mythbuntu loaded on the Zbox was nice; though personally I cleared out XMBC and used Boxee instead. Only because of Netflix and some other services that were available with it at the time.
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Because the Linux community would gain support if more companies started doing it.
Zotac did it with Ion, and it was a great setup.

Mythbuntu loaded on the Zbox was nice; though personally I cleared out XMBC and used Boxee instead. Only because of Netflix and some other services that were available with it at the time.
True the support would be nice, but I stopped dreaming about support from businesses long ago. The community will continue as it always has, with self-sufficiency

The way I look at it, this is build-your-own.net and so I shall when the time comes.
    
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True the support would be nice, but I stopped dreaming about support from businesses long ago. The community will continue as it always has, with self-sufficiency

The way I look at it, this is build-your-own.net and so I shall when the time comes.
Well there's a certain point where we, the consumers, are limited on what we can build without some custom craft.

It'd be next to impossible for one of us to make the Zbox on an economical level.
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About damn time, now get some bug fixes and then improve performance.

Good job to AMD for trying now, at least, I want to really be able to consider their cards without having to give up easy gaming in Wine.
    
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can someone explain what this means?

Native Gaming drivers from ATI for Loonix?
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can someone explain what this means?

Native Gaming drivers from ATI for Loonix?
Read the article?

Quote:
video playback acceleration
It's in the first quote. ATI has had support for Linux for ages....
    
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