Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Mar 2012 19:37 UTC
Internet & Networking Ever since it became clear that Google was not going to push WebM as hard as they should have, the day would come that Mozilla would be forced to abandon its ideals because the large technology companies don't care about an open, unencumbered web. No decision has been made just yet, but Mozilla is taking its first strides to adding support for the native H.264 codecs installed on users' mobile systems. See it as a thank you to Mozilla for all they've done for the web.
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RE[3]: Comment by RichterKuato
by ViktorRabe on Fri 16th Mar 2012 20:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by RichterKuato"
ViktorRabe
Member since:
2011-12-30

It depends on the GPU a lot more than the CPU. H.264 really needs hardware decode functions.


And why would that be? I have a meager Pentium T4500 in my run-of-the-mill sub-$400 notebook. MPlayer2 and MPC-HC can decode H.264-encoded 1080p @ Hi10p without a single frame dropped.

Also, if you have videos which aren't supported by DXVA or whatever hardware decoding API because they don't adhere to the respective limits you're SOL.

You'd think that Intel would have some kind of hardware decode support for H.264 in their IGPs by now.


Ahem, they have! Again, my lowly notebook has a cheap-ass GMA 4500MHD. And MPC-HC decodes H.264 via DXVA just fine.

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RE[4]: Comment by RichterKuato
by phoenix on Fri 16th Mar 2012 21:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by RichterKuato"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

"It depends on the GPU a lot more than the CPU. H.264 really needs hardware decode functions.


And why would that be? I have a meager Pentium T4500 in my run-of-the-mill sub-$400 notebook. MPlayer2 and MPC-HC can decode H.264-encoded 1080p @ Hi10p without a single frame dropped.
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A Pentium T4500 is not "meagre" by any stretch of the imagination. Especially when compared to an Atom CPU or a (truly meagre/ancient) Athlon64 CPU.

"You'd think that Intel would have some kind of hardware decode support for H.264 in their IGPs by now.


Ahem, they have! Again, my lowly notebook has a cheap-ass GMA 4500MHD. And MPC-HC decodes H.264 via DXVA just fine.
"

Again, the HD4000-series of integrated GPUs are not "cheap-ass". Well, okay, they do suck compared to Radeon HD4000+ or nVidia 200+, but they are much better than what's integrated into an Atom or a Radeon 9800.

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ViktorRabe Member since:
2011-12-30

A Pentium T4500 is not "meagre" by any stretch of the imagination. Especially when compared to an Atom CPU or a (truly meagre/ancient) Athlon64 CPU.


Yes, it is meager. Relative to the kind of CPU power that's available today. As I said, I can play back 1080p @ Hi10p, but the cores are maxed out.

And I also have something with an Atom N570 lying around, which plays 720p just fine.

Again, the HD4000-series of integrated GPUs are not "cheap-ass".


And where did I write that they were? I wrote that MY integrated GPU -- being the age-old, but ubiquitously used 4500MHD -- is cheap-ass. Also, to my knowledge Intel's new integrated graphics solutions work for HD decoding, both on Windows via DXVA and on Linux via VA-API.

Somehow I don't get your problem.

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