Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jan 2010 14:20 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Internet & Networking Despite the recent interest in adopting HTML5's video tag, there is still one major problem: there is no mandated standard video codec for the video tag. The two main contestants are the proprietary and patended h264, and the open and free Theora. In a comment on an article about this problematic situation, LWN reader Trelane posted an email exchange he had with MPEG-LA, which should further cement Theora as the obvious choice.
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In video hardware, programmable pixel shaders can be used to support hardware acceleration of video.

Another possible method is using GPGPU (General-Purpose Computing on Graphics Processing Units).

Hardware accelerated video decoding using the Theora codec is therefore quite possible on some GPUs.

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