Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Apr 2010 10:13 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Multimedia, AV "In summary, it's possible to play full-screen Ogg Theora videos on the N900 at full frame rates with low CPU use by off-loading video decoding to the DSP and colour-space conversion and painting to the GPU. There are opportunities for optimization left, tuning for battery life needs to be investigated, and the integration into Firefox still needs to be done."
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RE[2]: wow
by VistaUser on Sun 18th Apr 2010 21:25 UTC in reply to "RE: wow"
VistaUser
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2008-03-08

Hold your horses. No one said it could not be accelerated at all. People said Theroa could not be accelerated using the chipsets that support h.264 *without* extra hardware. The DSP is "extra hardware".


It is the same "extra hardware" that h.264 uses on this platform. Except that the h.264 implementation uses more of the hardware due to the people writing the code having greater access to hardware specs.

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RE[3]: wow
by MissTJones on Mon 19th Apr 2010 15:41 in reply to "RE[2]: wow"
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2010-03-25

The original blog post made it sound more like they knew about and could use the extra hardware capabilities but if they did they would not be able to release the resulting code as open source.

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