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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VistaUser
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2008-03-08

The article should IMO be less focussed on the N900, more on the TI OMAP 3 platform, since the work will benefit any phone on the OMAP 3 platform (and maybe future platforms too if they share the same DSP).

However many Android smartphones use the competing Qualcomm platform, and that does not contain this DSP, so there is an issue.

As for Nokia, until recently they were not using qualcomm at all - due to well, they got sued bigtime by qualcomm but recently that has changed where Nokia has announced a phone based on their platform.

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mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

The article should IMO be less focussed on the N900, more on the TI OMAP 3 platform, since the work will benefit any phone on the OMAP 3 platform (and maybe future platforms too if they share the same DSP).

However many Android smartphones use the competing Qualcomm platform, and that does not contain this DSP, so there is an issue.


So while this is great news for Theora it shows that it's not a standard replicable solution for all platforms, yet. Just like H.264 hardware acceleration requires specific hardware, so does this concept. It's great that people are thinking outside the box to come up with these concepts and hopefully it goes some way to making Theora ready for widespread adoption, but until it's a canned solution that any vendor can pick up and easily integrate with the level of certainty they can with H.264 it's not a serious competitor in the commercial world.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Its not perfected, but it soon will be. Hardware vendors should ignore theora at their own peril.

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