Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Apr 2011 22:24 UTC
Multimedia, AV "VP8 is an open source video compression format supported by a consortium of technology companies. This paper provides a technical overview of the format, with an emphasis on its unique features. The paper also discusses how these features benefit VP8 in achieving high compression efficiency and low decoding complexity at the same time."
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RE[4]: Ouch, very technical read
by Neolander on Mon 25th Apr 2011 10:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ouch, very technical read"
Neolander
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Oh, and just one thing... I've said it before and will say it again, but...

GPU-accelerated H.264 rendering will drop *CPU usage* to nothing, sure. However, considering that the difference between a modern Nvidia GPU powered on and off (no calculation being done, just turn it on and off) is 1h40 vs 2h30 of battery life under normal use, I want to see some numbers to back up the claim that HW acceleration can save power for light tasks like video decoding.

Edited 2011-04-25 10:13 UTC

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